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Old 09-23-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

I don't what is the record, but after 4 hours and 15 minutes and 4 sets played (5th set to come), Gonzalez has 90% first serves in Sela must be fighting sooo well out there
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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Nieminen 96%
Volandri 92%
Sanguinetti 91%
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

i noticed that and funny thing is that 2nd serve percentage is 63% meaning that he'd better hit only 1st serves
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
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Nieminen 96%
Volandri 92%
Sanguinetti 91%
Yah, but was it in 5 sets?
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

Wimbledon 2004, R128

Federer vs. Alex Bogdanovic (GBR):

1st serve %: 98%

6-3 6-3 6-0

0 aces, 0 double faults. probably not serving hard, but very impressive nonetheless. eve though it wasn't a 5 setter
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Default Re: The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

What was Rafa's first serve percentage in Hamburg? Similiar, wasn't it?

Who else served close to 90% and still lost the match (All Dudi got to do is hold)

Dudi is playing wonderfully, especially at the end - And Gonzo is tired.
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Wimbledon 2004, R128

Federer vs. Alex Bogdanovic (GBR):

1st serve %: 98%

6-3 6-3 6-0

0 aces, 0 double faults. probably not serving hard, but very impressive nonetheless. eve though it wasn't a 5 setter

This is incorrect.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:10 PM   #8
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This is incorrect.
well, that's what it said on the atp website. that's my best source of knowledge, given I wasn't there myself recording numbers.
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Default Re: The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

pim pim.

i think he played blake somwhere and didn't miss a serve in one set.
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Default Re: The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

He ended the match with 88%, and still lost 5 hours and 1 minute
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well, that's what it said on the atp website. that's my best source of knowledge, given I wasn't there myself recording numbers.
Well that is what I looked at too and it also says Bogdanovic served at 97 %. Seriously what are the chances of seeing a match with a 98% and 97% 1st serves.
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Well that is what I looked at too and it also says Bogdanovic served at 97 %. Seriously what are the chances of seeing a match with a 98% and 97% 1st serves.
I know, it's shocking. You're right that maybe they screwed it up. For exmaple some older Wimbledon matches are said to have taken 2 minutes according to their stats.
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Default Re: The highest 1st serve percentage you've seen?

Volandri always has a good first serve percentage. Not to compensate for anything of course
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I duno, honestly don't know what to believe nowadays with the scoreboards and statistics boards screwing up.
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