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krosero
06-13-2007, 12:25 PM
Does anyone know what this record is?

These are some that I know about:

21 by Lendl in a 1987 U.S. Open quarterfinal against McEnroe
20 by Cash in the 1987 Wimbledon final against Lendl
19 by Borg in the fifth set of the 1980 Wimbledon final against McEnroe
19 by Borg in the fifth set of a 1980 U.S. Open quarterfinal against Tanner
16 by McEnroe to open the 1985 U.S. Open final against Lendl
15 by McEnroe in a 1983 Wimbledon semifinal against Lendl
15 by Cash to open a 1987 Wimbledon semifinal against Connors
15 by Cash to close the 1987 Wimbledon final against Lendl
15 by Wilander in the 1988 Australian Open final against Cash

ivo#1fan
06-13-2007, 12:56 PM
Not sure about what his longest string is but Karlovic must have some pretty impressive consecutive point won on serve since he leads the tour with highest % of 1st serve points won along with being ranked among the top in 1st serve percent. I have heard that twice he won consecutive games with 4 aces in a row. In other words, twice served 8 aces in a row. If I recall correctly one of the times was against the German Bjorn Phau (in a match which Ivo pulled out 12-10 in a 3rd set t-breaker of course).

Moose Malloy
06-13-2007, 01:55 PM
Cash was amazing in '87.

The list is interesting, none of the big servers of the 90s are on it. Maybe because they didn't have as big a serve as Goran, Sampras etc they concentrated more on every point on serve in the 80s? while those other guys would be very casual sometimes, knowing they could just blow guys away down 0-30.

I think Rusedski came close to a golden set a few years ago, so he may have had 15 straight points or so on serve.

FiveO
06-13-2007, 02:01 PM
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vive le beau jeu !
06-13-2007, 02:31 PM
i'm not sure but i think ivanisevic didn't lose any point on his serve during the 2nd set of his SF against sampras at wimbledon 1995.
he won that set 64 so that would give at least 20 straight points on serve.
unfortunately for him, he lost that match despite winning 10 points more than sampras...

Moose Malloy
06-13-2007, 02:38 PM
Yeah I think Goran also may have had a long serving streak vs Becker at Wimbledon('90 or '94)

krosero
06-13-2007, 02:40 PM
The list is interesting, none of the big servers of the 90s are on it. Maybe because they didn't have as big a serve as Goran, Sampras etc they concentrated more on every point on serve in the 80s? while those other guys would be very casual sometimes, knowing they could just blow guys away down 0-30.Actually I just didn't follow tennis too closely in the 90s. I read about the big matches in the newspapers, though, and I still noticed when records were broken.

krosero
06-13-2007, 02:47 PM
I think Rusedski came close to a golden set a few years ago, so he may have had 15 straight points or so on serve.Speaking of golden sets, that means that Scanlon took at least 12 straight points on serve, plus at least the final point of the first set (he won the match 6-2,6-0).

ETA: unless of course Scanlon was broken near the end of the first set and won the set by breaking his opponent; then it would be just 12 straight.

Mikael
06-13-2007, 02:51 PM
I'm almost positive Greg Rusedski won more than 20 in a row during his match against Thomas Enqvist at Indian Wells in 1998, it was crazy. He won two love games at the end of the first set, so that's 8, and then the second went to the tiebreak and Rusedski must've won at least his first 4 or 5 service games to love, so that's 16 or 20, totaling 24 or 28...

Vision84
06-13-2007, 02:51 PM
Can't remember the name but sometime in the early 80s a guy won a match at Wimbledon without losing a point.

Moose Malloy
06-13-2007, 02:53 PM
here is that link on rusedski, it doesn't say how many consecutive pts on serve though:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/news/2001/03/22/ericsson_ap/

he was up 5-0 before losing a point

Moose Malloy
06-13-2007, 03:00 PM
I'm almost positive Greg Rusedski won more than 20 in a row during his match against Thomas Enqvist at Indian Wells in 1998, it was crazy. He won two love games at the end of the first set, so that's 8, and then the second went to the tiebreak and Rusedski must've won at least his first 4 or 5 service games to love, so that's 16 or 20, totaling 24 or 28...

here is his post match interview from that:

http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=18160

not really conclusive:

"Advanced to tomorrow's semifinal and will play either Thomas Muster or Andrei Medvedev. In today's match, in the first game of the second set, 40-Love, Greg hit a record-breaking serve of 146 miles an hour, the fastest-recorded serve by an ATP Tour device at a tour event. He also had won 34 of 36 first serve points and had 21 aces. He's in his first career Mercedes Super 9 final."

krosero
06-13-2007, 03:27 PM
here is that link on rusedski, it doesn't say how many consecutive pts on serve though:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/news/2001/03/22/ericsson_ap/

he was up 5-0 before losing a pointSo Rusedski won 25 straight points, which is one more than you get in a golden set. Scanlon had to have won at least 25.

I know that Wilander won 23 straight points when he defeated McEnroe at the 1983 French. But that topic deserves another thread.

Rusedski served three times during his streak, which began and ended on Massu's serve. So Rusedski had at least 12 straight points on serve.

Sean Dugan
06-13-2007, 04:53 PM
Sampras v Rafter at Compaq Grand Slam Cup in 1997? I believe Pete won about 25 points in a row on serve.

krosero
06-13-2007, 08:41 PM
One thing I've noticed about the matches I listed and some that have been suggested, like Rusedski-Envist and Ivanisevic-Sampras, is that very few of the streaks are in a fourth or fifth set. Borg's were both in the fifth, and Wilander's was spread out between the fourth and fifth.

That suggests that these service streaks could be as much about endurance as the serve. What do they say, that the serve is the first to go when you get tired?

And Wilander did not even have a big serve, so you could have a significant streak without even serving big (his service percentage for that match was in the 80s).

Mikael
06-14-2007, 11:17 AM
I'm going back to my old house this weekend where I got my old tennis tapes, and will definitely check the Rusedski-Enqvist match in 98. Now I want to see if it really was over 25 points or not.

krosero
06-14-2007, 03:08 PM
I'm going back to my old house this weekend where I got my old tennis tapes, and will definitely check the Rusedski-Enqvist match in 98. Now I want to see if it really was over 25 points or not.I look forward to that, I'm going to try and research or watch some of these matches too.

krosero
06-14-2007, 07:39 PM
From http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/1995/07/08/ten.t.php

Becker Stuns Agassi, Setting Up a Final Showdown With Sampras
By Ian Thomsen International Herald Tribune

Saturday, July 8, 1995

[snip]

On Sunday, in his seventh Wimbledon final, No. 3 Becker will meet No. 2 Pete Sampras, the two-time defending champion and four years his junior, which amounts to a generation in tennis. In a rematch of last year's final, Sampras beat No. 4 Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia, 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

[snip]

Their match had exhibited all of the magic and drama that the preceding semifinal had lacked. Sampras's victory went on for 2 hours, 33 minutes at a Morse Code pace, only to be resolved anticlimactically and appropriately by a pair of opening games on Ivanisevic's serve.

The tone was established by a first-set tiebreaker that Sampras won like a stubborn arm-wrestler over 49 interminable minutes. Ivanisevic then won a throttling 26 consecutive points on serve, sprinkled with some of his 38 aces, to dominate the second set. The Croatian would win the fourth set similarly, if not quite as impressively; but much more revealing was his response to such success ó each time turning and losing serve to start the ensuing set. He began the third set with a pair of double faults (he served eight overall).

[snip]But there's something I don't understand about this. He had 20 straight points on serve in the second set. He doubled in his next service game. That doesn't get us to 26. Were the missing points in the first-set tiebreak? How can that be, if he lost the tiebreak?

vive le beau jeu !
06-15-2007, 01:36 AM
i'm not sure but i think ivanisevic didn't lose any point on his serve during the 2nd set of his SF against sampras at wimbledon 1995.
he won that set 64 so that would give at least 20 straight points on serve.
unfortunately for him, he lost that match despite winning 10 points more than sampras...

From http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/1995/07/08/ten.t.php

But there's something I don't understand about this. He had 20 straight points on serve in the second set. He doubled in his next service game. That doesn't get us to 26. Were the missing points in the first-set tiebreak? How can that be, if he lost the tiebreak?
glad to see i may have suspected the right match... but you're right : there is something wrong with the count of aces if he really started the 3rd set with a pair of double-faults ! :p

Moose Malloy
06-15-2007, 09:19 AM
here's another one:

September 10, 2004

Fghting power with power, Joachim Johansson ended Andy Roddick's bid to repeat as United States Open champion last night. Ousting the defending champion and the last American in the men's draw, Johansson outlasted Roddick, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, at Arthur Ashe Stadium, moving into a semifinal match tomorrow against Lleyton Hewitt.

During one stretch that began during the third set and spilled into the fourth, Roddick won 29 consecutive points on his serve.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/10/sports/tennis/10tennis.html?ei=5090&en=f0f1d04bccef0fb3&ex=1252555200&adxnnl=1&partner=rssuserland&adxnnlx=1157364567-wtsSK2RavwHT4ttCoZRhCg


here are the match stats(by set as well)

http://web.archive.org/web/20040923103811/www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day17/1504ss2.html

Roddick won 20 of 20 service pts in the 3rd, & in the 4th won 16 out of 18.

krosero
06-15-2007, 10:21 AM
here's another one:

September 10, 2004

Fghting power with power, Joachim Johansson ended Andy Roddick's bid to repeat as United States Open champion last night. Ousting the defending champion and the last American in the men's draw, Johansson outlasted Roddick, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, at Arthur Ashe Stadium, moving into a semifinal match tomorrow against Lleyton Hewitt.

During one stretch that began during the third set and spilled into the fourth, Roddick won 29 consecutive points on his serve.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/10/sports/tennis/10tennis.html?ei=5090&en=f0f1d04bccef0fb3&ex=1252555200&adxnnl=1&partner=rssuserland&adxnnlx=1157364567-wtsSK2RavwHT4ttCoZRhCg


here are the match stats(by set as well)

http://web.archive.org/web/20040923103811/www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day17/1504ss2.html

Roddick won 20 of 20 service pts in the 3rd, & in the 4th won 16 out of 18.

That is amazing, that the two longest streaks we've mentioned so far (Ivanisevic and Roddick) have come from losing efforts.

krosero
06-15-2007, 10:38 AM
I got these just by Googling phrases like "consecutive points on serve."



24 by Srichaphan against Philippoussis here: http://www.itftennis.com/abouttheitf/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=11429

23 by Roddick against Ferrero in the 2003 USO final (see http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/s940881.htm), but reported elsewhere as 24 (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/us_open_2003/3088724.stm)

23 by Bob Bryan here: http://www.insidetennis.com/0506_the_buzz.html

17 by Roddick against Simon Greul here: http://www.projectspurs.net/tennisworldradio/?m=200603

15 at least by Edberg against McEnroe in a 1991 Wimbledon 4th-round match (7-6 [4], 6-1, 6-4, see http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/1991/07/03/mac_.php)

15 by Nadal here: http://www.openseatbarcelona.com/1/en/news/2007/day3.asp

14 by Federer here: http://scoreboards.canoe.ca/default.asp?c=canoe&page=tennis-m/scores/archive_05/western_recap.htm

13 by Benjamin Becker against Agassi



27 by Bob Bryan IN A DOUBLES match here: http://www.redorbit.com/news/sports/463362/bryan_brothers_give_us_the_edge_against_chile/



11 by Venus against Serena Williams in a 2005 U.S. Open quarterfinal (see http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-09/05/content_475047.htm)

andreh
06-16-2007, 02:29 AM
I got these just by Googling phrases like "consecutive points on serve."



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15 at least by Edberg against McEnroe in a 1991 Wimbledon 4th-round match (7-6 [4], 6-1, 6-4, see http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/1991/07/03/mac_.php (http://www.projectspurs.net/tennisworldradio/?m=200603))


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Edberg also won 15 in a row against Becker in the 1990 Wimbledon final.

krosero
06-16-2007, 06:08 AM
Edberg also won 15 in a row against Becker in the 1990 Wimbledon final.Thanks. I wonder what Becker's longest streak was. Every great server has to have one.

Mikael
06-17-2007, 01:05 PM
OK, just got back from my old house and it seems like Rusedski gets third place here, with 25 points in a row won against Enqvist at Indian Wells in 1998. I watched the match and Rusedski's run started with him recovering from a 0-4 deficit in the first set to hold serve twice to love... then in the second set he held to love the first 4 service games and won one point on his serve at 5-3 before actually getting broken back in that game! The run is amazing considering Enqvist had one of the best returns of serve in the game back then... But Rusedski just kept coming up with huge spinny serves, both first and second, and great volleys.

krosero
06-17-2007, 06:01 PM
Sampras v Rafter at Compaq Grand Slam Cup in 1997? I believe Pete won about 25 points in a row on serve.This one is reported as 20, see http://robots.cnnsi.com/tennis/news/1997/09/28/news.germanmen.html

krosero
06-17-2007, 06:05 PM
OK, just got back from my old house and it seems like Rusedski gets third place here, with 25 points in a row won against Enqvist at Indian Wells in 1998. I watched the match and Rusedski's run started with him recovering from a 0-4 deficit in the first set to hold serve twice to love... then in the second set he held to love the first 4 service games and won one point on his serve at 5-3 before actually getting broken back in that game! The run is amazing considering Enqvist had one of the best returns of serve in the game back then... But Rusedski just kept coming up with huge spinny serves, both first and second, and great volleys.Terrific details, thanks. So at least #3 on this (tentative) list was from a win.

danb
06-17-2007, 09:31 PM
From http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/1995/07/08/ten.t.php

But there's something I don't understand about this. He had 20 straight points on serve in the second set. He doubled in his next service game. That doesn't get us to 26. Were the missing points in the first-set tiebreak? How can that be, if he lost the tiebreak?

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35ft6
06-18-2007, 02:21 AM
The ones by Borg are surprising to me. I'm sure it's because I don't know enough about him, but while I heard his serve was potent, still, those numbers come as quite as surprise.

krosero
06-18-2007, 06:18 AM
The ones by Borg are surprising to me. I'm sure it's because I don't know enough about him, but while I heard his serve was potent, still, those numbers come as quite as surprise.Right now he has the highest number as of 1980.

That does not mean, of course, that he had the record; I just have never heard of someone before 1980 with a higher number. Comments welcome from those who know more about tennis history.

Moose Malloy
07-09-2007, 01:12 PM
Ferrero won 24 straight points on serve vs Blake.

AAAA
07-09-2007, 01:26 PM
none of the stats given so far differentiate between

1 ) winning the point from an ace/unreturnable - that is the server doesn't need to hit another shot

2) winning the point after the serve is returned over the net, server must hit at least one more shot be it volley or ground stroke.

Moose Malloy
07-09-2007, 03:13 PM
none of the stats given so far differentiate between

1 ) winning the point from an ace/unreturnable - that is the server doesn't need to hit another shot

2) winning the point after the serve is returned over the net, server must hit at least one more shot be it volley or ground stroke.

I've seen a lot of those matches, & the majority of the points were unreturned serves. Borg was serving out of his mind in the fifth set of the '80 Wimbledon final as was Cash vs Lendl in '87.

But does it matter? whether its unreturned or an easy putaway, it is the result of some great serving. I suppose someone could have had a long streak against someone tanking or injured.

Moose Malloy
09-10-2007, 04:43 PM
Federer won 35 straight vs Lopez.

The tennis guy
09-10-2007, 07:54 PM
Does anyone know what this record is?

These are some that I know about:

21 by Lendl in a 1987 U.S. Open quarterfinal against McEnroe
20 by Cash in the 1987 Wimbledon final against Lendl
19 by Borg in the fifth set of the 1980 Wimbledon final against McEnroe
19 by Borg in the fifth set of a 1980 U.S. Open quarterfinal against Tanner
16 by McEnroe to open the 1985 U.S. Open final against Lendl
15 by McEnroe in a 1983 Wimbledon semifinal against Lendl
15 by Cash to open a 1987 Wimbledon semifinal against Connors
15 by Cash to close the 1987 Wimbledon final against Lendl
15 by Wilander in the 1988 Australian Open final against Cash

These are way off. Federer just won 35 against Lopez last week. I don't know whether that was a record or not.

krosero
09-10-2007, 08:49 PM
These are way off. Federer just won 35 against Lopez last week. I don't know whether that was a record or not.I'd love to know if this was a record, but each time I've seen it mentioned there is no mention of a record.

The next-best mentioned in this thread is 29 by Roddick, against Johansson (2004 USO QF).

R.Federer
09-10-2007, 08:52 PM
Federer Won 35 Points In A Row Vs Lopez At This Years Us Open How Can People Forget That

avmoghe
09-10-2007, 09:07 PM
Can't remember the name but sometime in the early 80s a guy won a match at Wimbledon without losing a point.

??????????? Hopefully you mean 'without losing a point on serve' ?

As far as I know, there was only one true golden set in tennis... don't think anyone's won a match without losing a point.

Surecatch
09-11-2007, 06:57 AM
Federer won 35 straight vs Lopez.

I was flabbergasted that this thread got to 34 posts before someone mentioned it.

PRADEEPKUMAR MANI
09-11-2007, 07:21 AM
I was flabbergasted that this thread got to 34 posts before someone mentioned it.

The thread started sometime earlier this year! Moose simply updated the thread with the latest stats (Fed Vs. Lopez)....

Naomi
09-11-2007, 07:25 AM
Itís almost like Roger cannot rest until he shatters every single record know to man!!

Moose Malloy
12-11-2007, 09:35 AM
But there's something I don't understand about this. He had 20 straight points on serve in the second set. He doubled in his next service game. That doesn't get us to 26. Were the missing points in the first-set tiebreak? How can that be, if he lost the tiebreak?

Ivanisevic then won a throttling 26 consecutive points on serve, sprinkled with some of his 38 aces, to dominate the second set.

I can confirm it was only 21 straight(just watched that set)

Lost his last serve point in the 1st set tiebreak, didn't lose a point on serve in the entire 2nd set(it was really quite amazing, he hardly missed any 1st serves in the set), doubled in the 2nd point of his 1st serve game of the 3rd.

Sampras was very lucky to escape with a win.

FedForGOAT
12-11-2007, 07:23 PM
I can confirm it was only 21 straight(just watched that set)

Lost his last serve point in the 1st set tiebreak, didn't lose a point on serve in the entire 2nd set(it was really quite amazing, he hardly missed any 1st serves in the set), doubled in the 2nd point of his 1st serve game of the 3rd.

Sampras was very lucky to escape with a win.

I agree. Given the way Federer dominates now people forget that Sampras and other "dominating" no. 1's were pushed much harder.

ReturnWinner
12-12-2007, 07:01 AM
Nalbandian won 22 service points in a row against Nadal in the paris final

he won two points to make it 44 then hold at love to win the first set 64 then in the second set he did not lose a single service point.

krosero
12-12-2007, 08:03 AM
I can confirm it was only 21 straight(just watched that set)Mystery solved, thanks.

krosero
12-18-2007, 04:21 PM
21 by Lendl in a 1987 U.S. Open quarterfinal against McEnroe
20 by Cash in the 1987 Wimbledon final against Lendl
19 by Borg in the fifth set of the 1980 Wimbledon final against McEnroe
19 by Borg in the fifth set of a 1980 U.S. Open quarterfinal against Tanner
16 by McEnroe to open the 1985 U.S. Open final against Lendl
15 by McEnroe in a 1983 Wimbledon semifinal against Lendl
15 by Cash to open a 1987 Wimbledon semifinal against Connors
15 by Cash to close the 1987 Wimbledon final against Lendl
15 by Wilander in the 1988 Australian Open final against CashObviously the record streak, whoever it belongs to, is much longer than any of these. Federer's is the longest we've found so far. But for those keeping track, Lendl's was not the longest at his time. I found another one, just two months earlier: Becker had 22 straight in his first two sets against Mayotte, 1987 Davis Cup tie.

krosero
04-12-2008, 08:39 PM
Just updating this thread.

Rod Laver won 16 consecutive points on his serve in the 1969 USO final against Tony Roche, from his first service game of the second set to his first of the third set.

That may be the highest as of 1969, who knows; I haven't read about any such streaks reported before then. Bud Collins noticed this streak during the match but he didn't say there was anything really unique about it.

Moose Malloy
06-16-2008, 05:37 PM
Another update:

Philippoussis had 21 straight in a Davis Cup match in 2003 vs Bjorkman.

krosero
07-09-2008, 09:01 PM
So we had said that Borg had the best streak as of 1980, with 19 straight points in the Wimbledon final against McEnroe.

I've found another streak of 19 points, by John Newcombe in the 1971 final.

That final came up in another thread about Sunday's Wimbledon final so I looked up the New York Times article:

In the finest sustained serving streak since Bob Falkenburg won here in 1948, he had four service games at love and was 5-4 and 40-love. Not a single point had [Stan] Smith won against service all the way throught the set. Desperately he fought off three set points to get to deuce. At advantage John aced him for 6-4 and two sets each.

Newcombe won 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

He had lost his last service game of the third, so his streak was entirely in the fourth set.

He came within just 1 point of doing what Cash did in a 6-2 set in the 1987 final against Lendl, which was to win a whole set without dropping a point on serve (but Cash had to win only 4 service games; Newk did that in his 6-4 set).

I read the Times article on Falkenburg in 1948, but it didn't say anything about a service streak. In fact there were 19 breaks in that match. Falkenburg won 7-5,0-6,6-2,3-6,7-5.

He had to save 3 match points -- the last person to do so successfully in a Wimbledon final (it was mentioned on Sunday after Federer saved two match points in the fourth set).

The 1948 article reports Falkenburg winning his last 3 service games in the third set and his first 3 in the fourth set. The streak of consecutive points -- if that's what the 1971 article is referring to -- could have occurred there. At other stages of the match he was getting broken often.

Moose Malloy
12-27-2008, 05:10 PM
another update:

Stich had 17 straight vs Lendl at the '91 USO.

tennis-hero
12-27-2008, 06:46 PM
Federer won 35 straight vs Lopez.

That requires more then just a good serve

amazing.

When Roger is long retired he'll be truly appreciated the same way Pete is appreciated now

krosero
08-31-2009, 10:33 AM
Sampras won 23 straight on serve early in his long USO win over Corretja.

And that's the highest I've seen for him. I counted 20 against Rafter in the '97 Grand Slam Cup, and counted a few others:

17 against Becker in the 1995 Wimbledon final
17 against Chesnokov in the 1995 Davis Cup final (red clay)
15 against Rafter in a 1997 Davis Cup semifinal

Federer had 24 against Haas at the 2009 French Open, so far the best I know about on clay.

Moose Malloy
11-30-2011, 10:10 AM
19 by Borg in the fifth set of the 1980 Wimbledon final against McEnroe


Muster won 23 straight points on serve vs Noah at the '89 Lipton. He won all his service points in the 5th set(16 points)

stringertom
11-30-2011, 10:24 AM
Isner-Mahut Wimby marathon?? There were plenty of holds-to-love in that match...just not sure if they were consecutive 6 or more times.

jones101
11-30-2011, 10:48 AM
Federer won all six of his service games to love in the 1st set Vs Haas (FO 09), then lost the set.

So that's 24 at least.

I beleive he also won like 23 or 33 in a row against Lopez (USO 07)

purge
11-30-2011, 11:28 AM
first set of the federer vs haas FO match 2009 haas didnt score a point on federers serve until halwfway through the tie breaker and then his first point in an actualy federer service game in the 3rd game of the 2nd set i believe.

the 6 love games of the 1st set would be 24 consecutive points already. then the streak mustve ended somewhere after that (maybe 26 or sth like that) in the breaker if you count that. if you only count service games then it mustve been soemwhere around 30

aphex
11-30-2011, 11:40 AM
Surely, now that Fed holds it, this record must be completely meaningless for the heeztorians...

woodrow1029
11-30-2011, 11:49 AM
There was one match where Querrey served 10 consecutive aces against Blake. I think it was L.A. or Indy or something. I am not sure what happened immediately before or after those aces. He might have had a longer streak of points won on serve.

krosero
11-30-2011, 06:51 PM
Muster won 23 straight points on serve vs Noah at the '89 Lipton. He won all his service points in the 5th set(16 points)This was all one streak, 23 straight points thru the end of the match?

krosero
11-30-2011, 07:17 PM
So that's 24 at least.

I beleive he also won like 23 or 33 in a row against Lopez (USO 07)That was 35, so far the highest we know of.

krosero
11-30-2011, 07:18 PM
A few more for the heeztorians :)

21 by Mecir in a 1988 Wimbledon QF against Wilander
21 by Ljubicic against Roddick in a 2002 Paris Masters R32 match
16-23 by Doeg against Tilden in a 1930 US Championships SF
19 by Tanner in the 1977 Australian Open final against Vilas
18 by Djokovic in the third and fourth sets of a 2011 U.S. Open SF vs Federer
18 by Becker against Sampras in the 1996 ATP Championships final
17 by Lendl against Connors at the 1992 USO (R64)
16 by Agassi against Connors in a 1988 USO QF
16 by Agassi against Sampras in the 2001 Indian Wells final
15 by Lendl in the 1985 USO final against McEnroe

Moose Malloy
11-30-2011, 08:17 PM
This was all one streak, 23 straight points thru the end of the match?

correct, 23 to end the match

krosero
11-30-2011, 08:30 PM
correct, 23 to end the matchNoah with his serve should make this list somewhere.

Sentinel
12-01-2011, 02:07 AM
Surely, now that Fed holds it, this record must be completely meaningless for the heeztorians...
I am sure Nadal has won the most consecutive points on the other person's serve. I've never seen his matches, but I am sure anyway.

AhmedD
12-01-2011, 03:17 AM
Federer didn't lose a point on serve in the AO 2011, the whole first set, until I think his first or second service game of the second set. The match was against either Malisse of Robredo, can exactly remember.

krosero
10-14-2012, 09:41 PM
Nadal won 26 straight service points against Del Potro last year in Davis Cup, on clay.

Strange streak: he didn't hold serve until the second set, but starting with that hold he ran off 26 straight.

That's one of the highest numbers we've mentioned here. Roddick had his 29 straight against Johansson (2004 USO), and Federer had 35 straight against Lopez (2007 USO).

Any others?

Warmaster
03-09-2013, 04:24 PM
If I'm not mistaken; Federer just won 18 consecutive service points to end the match against Istomin. (R2 IW 2013)

forzamilan90
03-09-2013, 04:29 PM
If I'm not mistaken; Federer just won 18 consecutive service points to end the match against Istomin.

hmmm I think you may be right

smoledman
03-10-2013, 12:12 AM
This Federer is good.

Moose Malloy
01-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Serena won 22 straight points on serve vs Cibulkova in Brisbane(all 20 of her serve pts in the 1st set, the first 2 to start the 2nd set)

Laurie
01-03-2014, 01:52 PM
We must mention Yaroslava Shvedova's golden set against Errani at last year's Wimbledon, in total she won about 26 points in a row; I have the match I will have to check.

Hitman
01-03-2014, 01:56 PM
So Federer has this record as well?

It's like looking for change down the side of the sofa. He keeps pulling records from all over.

Steve0904
01-03-2014, 05:43 PM
So Federer has this record as well?

It's like looking for change down the side of the sofa. He keeps pulling records from all over.

Yes, I believe the record is actually 35 points in a row. He done it against Feliciano Lopez at USO 2007.

It`s actually in this video. Fed wins 5 service points after that too obviously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cNqA70za6Ts#t=533

krosero
04-16-2014, 06:59 PM
A new one, almost the highest so far in the thread.

It was a Davis Cup quarterfinal tie on indoor carpet in Prague, April '96. From New York Times:

[Todd] Martin, who beat Korda on Friday to win the other American point, never lost his serve against Vacek and during one memorable stretch in the first and second sets, won 34 consecutive points on his serve.

"Just how much should I pay you for the lesson?" Vacek asked when he crossed the 6-foot-6-inch Martin's path after the match.

"I didn't play like this on Tuesday, and I probably won't play like this next Wednesday," said Martin, who played so well despite a strained right groin that has been nagging him for the past month.The streak included 7 straight love holds during the first two sets. Score was 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-1.

krosero
04-16-2014, 07:01 PM
And a new highest one for Sampras, from '98 Wimbledon quarters. AP report:

Sampras, seeking his fifth title in six years, won a remarkable 29 consecutive points when serving before a double fault ended the streak. He lost one point on his first serve in the entire match.

``I don't think anyone will beat him,'' Philippoussis said. ``He's just too solid. He's dedicated out there, and he wants to prove a point. When someone serves like that, they want to say something.''

What Sampras wants to prove is that he's still the world's best player, and his recent shotmaking suggests a long slump is over. Friday's semifinal will be his first in a Grand Slam since winning Wimbledon last year.

…. He has yet to lose a set during the fortnight, primarily because his serve has been broken just twice in 76 games.

He dodged three break points early in the second set against Philippoussis and then went on a roll, winning every serve at love for six consecutive games.

Philippoussis struggled just to get his return in play. And even when he managed that modest feat, Sampras was waiting at the net, where he rarely flubbed a chance.

Toward the finish, Sampras delighted the Court 1 crowd with a couple of leaping overhead slams, the only shot where he allows himself to showboat.

``I have no complaints about the way I'm playing,'' he said.

Philippoussis had an edge in aces, 14-10, but there's more to serving than that, and Sampras deftly mixed pace and location despite a swirling wind that hampered his service toss. Discounting seven double faults, he won 72 of 80 points on his serve, including 39 of 40 on his first serve.

He won all of the most important points, too, hitting a pair of clutch volleys and two service winners in the tiebreaker. Philippoussis lost his serve twice, double faulting on break point each time.

``He goes for the big second serves, and at times you're going to pay the price,'' Sampras said.

``At this level, as hard as we're hitting the ball on a court that quick, it's going to come down to a couple of points. And I got those today.''

Philippoussis shook a slump himself, upsetting No. 7 Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the first round and advancing to his first quarterfinal since February. It was the best Grand Slam showing yet by the 21-year-old Australian.

But against Sampras, the player nicknamed Scud was a dud.

``If I gave him some advice, I would tell him to tone it down a little bit,'' Sampras said. ``To be consistent and have good results week in and week out, it's got to be really controlled aggression.''

That makes sense. Philippoussis hits the ball hard enough to break it, but he couldn't break Sampras.Score was 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4