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Arthurs 1999 111 Service Games Held in a row

RickDaStick
03-13-2005, 12:54 AM
Maybe i am counting wrong but looking at his Wimbledon matches where he had the record it doesnt add up.

R128 Santopadre, Vincenzo (ITA ) 117 7-6(7) 6-7(5) 7-6(10) 7-6(4)
R64 Lapentti, Nicolas (ECU ) 28 7-5 7-6(7) 7-5
R32 Haas, Tommy (GER ) 16 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
R16 Agassi, Andre (USA ) 4 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 1-6 4-6

He lost the week before 57 36.Meaning his streak had to start at Wimbledon and since Agassi beat him 16 in the R16 it also means it ended at Wimbledon.
Here is what we got 1st r=24 games
2nd r=18 at the most possibly 17or 16.
3rd r=18 games
4th r= 12 games
Total= 72
Obviously 72 is a lot but not 111. Ok this sucks now i have figured out that the other 41 games came from qualies but since i already took the time to write this ill post it anyways. I have actually been thinking about this for a few days and the thought of qualies never came to me until i was almost done with this post.

Sjengster
03-13-2005, 01:00 AM
Let's not forget that Wimbledon is the only Slam smart enough to make qualifying best of 5 (I don't mind having main draw doubles matches best of 5, but the qualies should definitely be best of 3), so that would increase the number of service holds.

azza
03-13-2005, 01:38 AM
Maybe i am counting wrong but looking at his Wimbledon matches where he had the record it doesnt add up.

R128 Santopadre, Vincenzo (ITA ) 117 7-6(7) 6-7(5) 7-6(10) 7-6(4)
R64 Lapentti, Nicolas (ECU ) 28 7-5 7-6(7) 7-5
R32 Haas, Tommy (GER ) 16 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
R16 Agassi, Andre (USA ) 4 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 1-6 4-6

He lost the week before 57 36.Meaning his streak had to start at Wimbledon and since Agassi beat him 16 in the R16 it also means it ended at Wimbledon.
Here is what we got 1st r=24 games
2nd r=18 at the most possibly 17or 16.
3rd r=18 games
4th r= 12 games
Total= 72
Obviously 72 is a lot but not 111. Ok this sucks now i have figured out that the other 41 games came from qualies but since i already took the time to write this ill post it anyways. I have actually been thinking about this for a few days and the thought of qualies never came to me until i was almost done with this post.

:lol: :lol: :o :p

tennischick
03-13-2005, 03:05 AM
it's only fitting that another Old Fart just broke Arthurs' record ;)