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Cosmic_Colin
07-02-2012, 02:30 PM
With the recent golden set, I was thinking about what the record is for most consecutive points.

1) What's the most consecutive points won in a men's match?

2) Hypothetically, what is the most consecutive points a player could win? By my calculations it is 77:

Best of 5
First set, 0-5 down, 0-40
Score 5 points to win the game, so it is 1 game to 5
Score 24 points to win the next 6 games, taking the first set
score 48 points to win the following two sets
5 + 24 + 48 = 77

Is that the highest?

Rock Strongo
07-02-2012, 03:12 PM
Well, Bill Scanlon won at least 25 when he did his golden set. That's as much as I know. Also, someone winning 77 points in a row would just be mad. Absolutely mad.

OldFedIsOld
07-02-2012, 03:20 PM
4 points for a game, 6 games in a set= 24 points in a set
In a best of 3 sets, it takes 48 straight points to win the match 6-0, 6-0
In a best of 5 sets, it takes 72 straight points to win the match 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

How did you get 77 for the 0-5, 0-40 score line? You can't win the set without it going to 7-5.

To get to 6-5 you have to win 29, then 4 more, so its 33 for the first set. I get 81 points to win 7-5, 6-0, 6-0

Edit: Derp, I counted one extra game.

Ico
07-02-2012, 03:23 PM
4 points for a game, 6 games in a set= 24 points in a set
In a best of 3 sets, it takes 48 straight points to win the match 6-0, 6-0
In a best of 5 sets, it takes 72 straight points to win the match 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

How did you get 77?
Player wins by the score of 7-5 6-0 6-0 (in the OPs post) rather than a triple bagel. This maximizes the total number of consecutive points as the player would be down 0-40 in one of his service games and have to win 7 games rather than 6 to take the set.

Moose Malloy
07-02-2012, 03:24 PM
while incredibly rare, I'm not sure there weren't other golden sets in tennis history than Scanlon & Shevedova. Tennis in the 70s/80s didn't have as much coverage, there certainly weren't statisticians at every match counting stuff like this(& I doubt players or fans in the stands were either)

So who knows who really has this, or many, other 'records.'