Ivo Karlovic hit 55 aces today:Is that a record?

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  1. Dutch-Guy

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    Has a player ever hit as many aces as him or even more in a match?
     
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    Yes, that's a new record according to ESPN. Previous record was 51 aces/match.
     
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  3. maximo

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    55 aces!?

    That's impressive.
     
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  4. Dutch-Guy

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    Who was the record holder?
     
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    Johansson was tied with karlovic at 51 i think?
     
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  6. samster

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    Right, that's correct.
     
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  7. GS

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    The old record for aces at the French was 37, made by Andy Roddick.
     
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    WOW, and he lost!
     
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  9. mctennis

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    Very impressive. I wish I had seen that match.
     
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    There were a lot of aces, but the quality of everything else was pretty poor. Karlovic couldn't return for crap.
     
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  11. All-rounder

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    Its a shame he lost but on the other hand he got a record with it
     
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    thanks to ivo, we were reminded how crap 90s tennis was...

    what a waste of 4 hours
     
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    RG is obviously much faster than previous years. It is not real clay any more, it is red grass. :)
     
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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    wimbledon is green clay - so it balances it out just fine
     
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  17. tennisplaya

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    How could he beat the record by so much. Thats like someone suddenly running 100m in 7.5 seconds.

    They decided to speed up the clay after Federer only won 4 games in the final.:)
     
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    coz it was 5 sets with 3 tiebreakers...
     
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    The only impressive thing about that record was that he actually managed to lose... =\
     
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    Ridiculous that RG is trying to speed up their clay to help Federer.
     
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    Roddick also played 5 sets when he hit his 37 aces.The Roddick match had 56 games. The Karlovic match had 58 games if you count each tie break as another game. Karlovic already had 40 aces after 3 sets in this match!

    Actually getting 55 aces when the previous record was 37 on clay is like someone suddenly running 100m in about 6 seconds.


    There must be some finely shredded strands of grass in this new clay.
     
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  22. sh@de

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    Do you actually have evidence to back up your statement? Or is this yet another one of your 'arguments' which aren't actually substantiated by any facts? Just because Karlovic fired many aces doesn't mean RG has sped up its clay. Wait a bit more before jumping to conclusions.
     
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    He was 2 sets up,hit 55 aces but still lost.What a shame!!!
     
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    LOL... oh dear.

    Red grass... hmmm
     
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    Crazy from the tall man though today... and still lost... hope Hewitt beats Nads now :)
     
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    Wow. He's finally lost it.
     
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    and they also lifted paris up so it had higher elevation i swear i saw it, they MUST be trying to help federer. and and they also put djokovic on federers side to help.. wait nvm that doesnt help him. Oh they MUST have threaten djokovic so he would lose to fed on purpose. THATS IT....

    now that is ridiculous. not one of the best servers in tennis history serving 55 aces in a 5 setter, 3 tiebreaker match.
     
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  29. VivalaVida

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    what is wrong with this thread?
     
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  30. IvanAndreevich

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    So they are trying and failing or what? I am confused.
     
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  31. Max G.

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    Most of the record-holding-ace matches are matches where the acing player loses.

    Karlovic lost this one. Johansson lost in the match where he had 51 aces (in 4 sets, no less.) Karlovic lost in the one where he had 51 aces.

    It's a pattern. The players go for so many big serves because they're so completely outplayed whenever the ball comes back, so they've got no choice but to try to rack up the aces. If Karlovic felt more confident in his volleys, he'd be able to go for a bit less on the serve, get a higher percentage in, and put away easy volleys. But he feels like if the ball is returned, he loses the point, so hence the ace stats.
     
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  32. dincuss

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    That is do ridiculous

    And is now my sig
     
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    It's clay courts people. No one should be able to serve 55 aces. Hewitt had 20 aces himself. Something is up.
     
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    I will admit that the ball did seem to glide on the courts.

    Maybe it was due to the hot weather? who knows.
     
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    It is Ivo Karlovic. He is not only a great server, but a terrible returner. No surprise that both stats were high. A 5 set match with 3 tiebreaks? I would have been surprised had he served under 50 aces.
     
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  36. Cesc Fabregas

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    It was an outside court as well they are always faster than the main court.
     
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    Oh boy, Nadal fans are scared stiff

    Borg must be sleeping a bit easier, his record might stay just like wimbledon 2008
     
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    Ridiculous that Wimby is trying to slow down their grass to help Nadal.
     
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  39. All-rounder

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    I think you need to consider the humidity and temperature before making such statements
     
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    Ridiculous that Fed fans haven't noticed that I'm mocking people that complain about Wimbledon. I'm giving you a piece of your own medicine. Not too enjoyable I notice.
     
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    Ivo Karlovic should go to basketball instead of tennis...

    In the tiebreak of the 3rd set when i heard hewitt screaming "c'mooooooon" i knew he would won the game ;)
     
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    The most amazing isn't that he hit 55 aces, the most amazing is that he LOST hitting 55 aces. That says a lot about his game on clay!!
     
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    I did not notice.:roll:

    That says something about his game overall.
     
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    Hewitt is one of the best returners in the game, which makes the feat even more remarkable.
     
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    or volley ball.. Watching Ivo play tennis bore me to death... Ivo may be a nice guy but with his tall structure playing tennis like a walking giant big foot holding a small stick.. 55 aces, 2 sets up and lost? that said it all about Ivo.. A serving machine without any strokes.. !!
     
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    If you look back over the record, you'll see something even more weird. In the vast majority (all but 1?) of the matches where the record for most aces was set...the guy who set it lost the match.

    And now for something completely different...

    Golly..you had everyone going there.... woohoo! Man, I bet the *******s were burning you in effigy. Wow....that was the best...I have to nominate that one for best ever on the boards...
     
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    This is one of the reasons why I contend, Karlovic has the greatest serve ever. To serve 55 aces against one of the best (if not the best) returner ever...on CLAY of all surfaces is plain ridiculous. Congrats to Hewitt for beating the big guy for the first time in 4 meetings.

    Btw, at the end of the third set, Ivo already had 41 aces!
     
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    dude Shut the F*CK up already!
     
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    i guess wimbledon is green clay.
     
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    Ivo is 6'10", no wonder, if he was regular size, hed be ranked in the 500's, just think when a guy a whole foot shorter than him can easily pass him, that says it all
     
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