I saw the 5th set of the Scott Warner versus Matt Anger match in the Wimbledon qualifiers in 1989 which Warner eventually won 28-26. I only saw the 5th set but I would say in that set alone Warner must have served 40 aces. He didn't have a great deal else to his game other than a big flat serve. There couldn't have been any stats for that match because I would hazard a guess that given there were 4 other sets in that match Warner probably totalled 70 aces or more, this could easily be an underestimate; I can remember several games where he hit 3 aces in a row. Anger would have not hit anywhere near as many aces as he was more of an exceptional first volleyer and Warner's return game was pretty bad. One thing is for sure I will never forget watching the surreal nature of that occasion and hearing the umpire call the score after each game!
I don't think enigmatic meant to add up those numbe of aces! he meant waner had hit a total of 70 aces in that match including some 40 in a 5th set...!
110 aces even in a 5-set match would be fictional!!!
I should clarify that I meant that I estimated that Warner probably hit 70 aces in the match, not 110! This is guesswork on my part. If I was a betting man I would say it was more likely to have been more than 70 than less, for sure it was more than 54. The previous round Warner had beaten Markus Zoecke 3-6, 7-6, 10-8, I guess that was just a warm up for him! The Warner/Anger match finished in fading light on one of the longest days of the year and there wouldn't have been much more play possible if Anger hadn't been broken in that final game.
Thanks anyway for sharing the experience of that match with us!
is there any site mentioning the qualifying rounds results as well??
No problem Mashamaniac. I go to Wimbledon qualifying every year. The place has gone downhill now they have built the National tennis centre there. That match from 89 was played on the main court there in those days. Those courts are all gone now and the place has lost a lot of its charm.
Regarding the qualifying results and reports there isn't much and that is a shame because there is some great tennis played in qualifying.
Isner had 39 aces today in a 4 set match which seems crazy!
also there's another giant match between two left-handers,gilles muller def. lopez in a thrilling 5 set match,this match went well over 5 hours and 30 mins as they mention on AO.com... unfortunately there's no stats for aces even though i think they might have hit more than 30 each!