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Wayne Arthurs has held serve 98 straight times

RickDaStick
03-11-2005, 12:51 AM
Wow, Wayno is looking to break his own record of 111 that he set in 1999. He had to save 5 break points today but now he has qualified for the main draw and we will see how long his streak will go on.

aceit
03-11-2005, 01:30 AM
That's absolutly amazing.

El Legenda
03-11-2005, 01:47 AM
Maybe now he can win few matchs...if he can break

Scotso
03-11-2005, 02:08 AM
He saved 7 break points today.

Disappointing result from Brendan, he should have broken him at least once. But with that serve, he SHOULD be holding.

Scotso
03-11-2005, 02:09 AM
BTW, I guarantee that once he plays a non-headcase top 40 or so player, he will be broken.

Smankyou
03-11-2005, 02:20 AM
...if he can break
Unlikely.

El Legenda
03-11-2005, 02:56 AM
I would love to watch Wayno vs Karlovic

jole
03-11-2005, 03:02 AM
They've got nothing on Dick Norman.

Smankyou
03-11-2005, 03:12 AM
I would love to watch Wayno vs Karlovic
I think I'd cry.

vogus
03-11-2005, 04:58 AM
Sampey held serve 115 straight times at Wimbly during '00-'01.

Auscon
03-11-2005, 05:04 AM
??? Didnt Melzer break his serve once during their singles match in DC

Prizeidiot
03-11-2005, 05:19 AM
??? Didnt Melzer break his serve once during their singles match in DC
My thoughts exactly

Auscon
03-11-2005, 05:27 AM
unless for some reason theyve decided that DC doesnt count, you'd think theyd want to get their facts straight for the main news story on the homepage of the tournaments website

Chloe le Bopper
03-11-2005, 05:34 AM
I think I'd cry.
I'd stick a fork in my eye.

Bolivero
03-11-2005, 05:41 AM
Yes, Melzer broke him when he had 78 straight service games. ;)

Smankyou
03-11-2005, 05:42 AM
I'd stick a fork in my eye.
You win.

Generally, I use my cutlery to eat with.

Chloe le Bopper
03-11-2005, 05:44 AM
You win.

Generally, I use my cutlery to eat with.
Eating my eye would just be going too far.

robinhood
03-11-2005, 05:47 AM
Holding serve for that many times and only winning one tournament??
Huh???
I don't get it.
Does he lose in the tiebreakers all the time?
What's going on?

Smankyou
03-11-2005, 05:50 AM
Wayno is notorious for taking most of his sets to tie breakers. Big servers generally do that, as it's their only weapon.

Action Jackson
03-11-2005, 05:55 AM
This would be ideal scenario in the 1st round of a Slam.

Wayne Arthurs vs Ivo Karlovic the scores would be 7-6 6-7 7-6 6-7

The last set would be won 45-43 and the winning shot would be a mishit from the returners racquet and it would balloon over the person at the net hitting the baseline anthe sideline for victory.

Smankyou
03-11-2005, 05:56 AM
Arh! Chloe, pass me that fork!

Chloe le Bopper
03-11-2005, 06:28 AM
I'm too busy chewing.

Adman
03-11-2005, 02:04 PM
Lets just hope that Wayne can get over 111!

Hopefully.

Billabong
03-11-2005, 03:19 PM
Eating my eye would just be going too far.

This thought is haunting and scaring me:scared::lol:

adeegee
03-11-2005, 05:53 PM
Holding serve for that many times and only winning one tournament??
Huh???
I don't get it.
Does he lose in the tiebreakers all the time?
What's going on?

He does play a lot of tie breaks but if you think...a 3 set match will probably have about 30 odd games in total. so that's 15 service games for arthurs. multiply that by 5 for the number of matches he played when he won the tournament = 75. then he's also played a couple of quallies at indian wells, takes the total well over 100. obviously its not quite as high as that coz not every match has gone to 3 sets.

robinhood
03-11-2005, 08:23 PM
He does play a lot of tie breaks but if you think...a 3 set match will probably have about 30 odd games in total. so that's 15 service games for arthurs. multiply that by 5 for the number of matches he played when he won the tournament = 75. then he's also played a couple of quallies at indian wells, takes the total well over 100. obviously its not quite as high as that coz not every match has gone to 3 sets.

Okay, it makes more sense now. Thanks for the explanation, Adeegee.

Sjengster
03-11-2005, 09:21 PM
I'd love to get "Dr" (?) Ivo and Biggus Dickus onto the same court to play each other, tape the match and then strap a WTAWorld member to a chair and force them to watch it on continuous looping feed. In the meantime I'd watch an endless rerun of the Myskina v Serra-Zanetti match from the US Open a couple of years ago as compensation.

Lee
03-11-2005, 10:36 PM
This would be ideal scenario in the 1st round of a Slam.

Wayne Arthurs vs Ivo Karlovic the scores would be 7-6 6-7 7-6 6-7

The last set would be won 45-43 and the winning shot would be a mishit from the returners racquet and it would balloon over the person at the net hitting the baseline anthe sideline for victory.

No, it was 4 dfs by one of the players.

RickDaStick
03-11-2005, 10:39 PM
This would be ideal scenario in the 1st round of a Slam.

Wayne Arthurs vs Ivo Karlovic the scores would be 7-6 6-7 7-6 6-7

The last set would be won 45-43 and the winning shot would be a mishit from the returners racquet and it would balloon over the person at the net hitting the baseline anthe sideline for victory.

While this may seem funny if they did play at lets say Wimbledon there is a chance this actually happens, maybe not 45-43 but certainly somewhere around 25-23 would be very reasonable.

Lee
03-12-2005, 04:25 AM
Arthurs serving streak continues as he continues to hold all his serve in 6-4 6-3 win vs Starace today. Breaking Starace once in each set. So add another 10 service games.

bad gambler
03-12-2005, 04:26 AM
tomorrow the record is on the line against andre

Levo.
03-12-2005, 05:21 AM
:bowdown: Go Wayneo!

Don't get broken!!! :D

Prizeidiot
03-12-2005, 05:37 AM
Oh.... how ironic... Agassi, the man who destroyed his 111 game streak

azza
03-12-2005, 05:38 AM
Go Wayne please beat Andre :bowdown:

Bilbo
03-12-2005, 12:23 PM
Arthurs will get broken today for sure. He's facing the best return player of all time.

Horatio Caine
03-12-2005, 02:06 PM
Agassi will rip him a new one :lol:

Wayne might last 112 - but I feel Agassi will strike in the first 3 games. He might know that the record is on the line too :devil:

adeegee
03-12-2005, 03:12 PM
i'm actually tipping wayne to beat andre. i'm not putting money on it but i've got a feeling

MrOschie
03-12-2005, 03:20 PM
i'm actually tipping wayne to beat andre. i'm not putting money on it but i've got a feeling
löl

adeegee
03-12-2005, 03:28 PM
i'm actually not joking, i think wayne will get very close to andre. no doubt about it, andre is an amazing returner but the way wayne is serving its hard to see andre getting too many chances on the return. i think andre might just nick it in 3 sets, probably a final set tie break, but with wayne's odds as high as they are i'm more than tempted

MrOschie
03-12-2005, 03:34 PM
don´t think that will happen =) maybe a close game but andre is the winner here for me

Jim Jones
03-12-2005, 03:42 PM
Is Arthurs then the record holder for services number of services unbroken?

adeegee
03-12-2005, 07:33 PM
Is Arthurs then the record holder for services number of services unbroken?

yep with 111 i think

Levo.
03-12-2005, 10:33 PM
yep with 111 i think
Wimbledon 1999 wasn't it when he set that?

And he's on 98 right now? Hmmmm...

Versus the best returner in the game, maybe ever?

Please do it Wayneo!!! :worship: