Raonic’s new and amazing absolute record: 47 aces in three sets!


Raonic’s new and amazing absolute record: 47 aces in three sets!

Milos Raonic He has always been one of the great ‘bombers’ of tennis and this Monday he showed it again in a serving exhibition never seen before because, indeed, his 47 aces in Cameron Norrie They set a new record in a best-of-three-set match (since 1991, with ATP statistics).

The 33-year-old Canadian saved two match-balls before defeating the British in the 1st round of ATP on grass at Queen’s (England) by 6-7 (6), 6-3 and 7-6 (9) after 2h.15′ of play and rain of aces, 47 in total, almost half of the 110 points won by Raonic throughout against , 42.72% to be exact.

Raonic, former world No. 3 which is now far from the ranking (186th), broke the previous record held by the Croatian Ivo Karlovicwho hit 45 aces against the Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of Halle ATP (Germany) of 2015, also on grass, 7-5, 6-7 (8) and 6-3.

“Serving has always been my most important shot and this little record is something special and meaningful. I’m glad I won because I might feel different or I might be sadder if I won so many free points and lost the match. It’s something which is very positive, a happy statistic to be proud of,” said Raonic.

“The serve definitely makes a big difference, it’s a big part of my game. If I didn’t have this serve, my career would be very different, so I’m very grateful for that. I’m also trying to improve everything else a little bit,” he added. the Canadian, whose previous best in three sets was 38 aces in Radek Stepanek in Memphis’2011.

Raonic is the seventh tennis player to hit more than 40 aces in a three-set match, joining a list that includes Ivo Karlovic (45 and 44), Mark Philippoussis (44), Nick Kyrgios (44), John Isner (44 and 43), Mardy Fish (43) and Reilly Opelka (43 and 43).

The all-time record for aces in an ATP match is held by the American John Isner in 113, at that historic meeting of Wimbledon who won Nicolas Mahut with 70-68 in the fifth set after 11 hours and five minutes of play. Isner is the greatest ‘bomber’ of all time: 14,470 aces in 772 matches, an average of 18.74 per match.

Source: La Verdad


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