Karlovic blew the past record of 55 aces, to 78 aces!

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  1. RCizzle65

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    Against his Davis Cup match against Stepanek on clay! I won't say more since people will start complaining if I talk about the score on this part of the board, lol, but that's mindblowing, even if you don't like the guy.
     
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  2. tacou

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    that's a fair amount of aces
     
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  3. fed_rulz

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    clearly, there should be no question that he owns the best serve of all time. This is effing CLAY for god's sake. I shudder to think what he'd have done in the grass of the 90s or indoor carpet...
     
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  4. RCizzle65

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    I believe he does have the best serve, yeah he has a height advantage, but Isner at one inch shorter is nowhere near as feared as a server as Karlovic
     
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    are there still idiots out there who think federer has the best serve in the game?
     
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  6. RCizzle65

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    He's certainly one of the best stepping it up on clutch moments, he usually finds the lines and the ace, but overall Roddick and Karlovic are still better servers.
     
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    That's 3 sets + worth of aces.
    Impressive.
     
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    There are no shortage of idiots on TW planet. I am sure they will still exist. Karlovic has the best serve not on today but probably in history. Simply amazing. Too bad the rest of his game stinks.
     
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    now that I look at the score he was averaging less than 1 ace a game. Still very impressive though.
     
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    78 ACES, omg, lol
     
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    Particularly as he can't hit aces when his opponent is serving.
     
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  12. Ripper014

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    There is more to serving to than just raw power. Federer still probably has one of the best serves in the game. He uses it not only to hit clean winners (aces) but to set himself up as a first strike weapon to win points. At the end of the day it is not about the number of aces you hit but the points you win on your serve. Though in saying all this... he certainly did not have a stellar day in the US Open finals.

    But you do have to admire without his best stuff he was still able to push it to the limit.
     
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    I would crap my pants if he tried to give me a body serve.
     
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    good one
     
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    and there are an equal number of idiots who think Sampras's serve is better than Karlovic.
    Sampras had an awesome game + 2nd greatest serve. Karlovic has no game + greatest serve.
     
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    QFT ++++++++++
     
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    But still managed to lose the match :-D
     
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  18. He made 78 aces, and he still lost, against Stepanek no less. Tells you a lot about his overall game.
     
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    And those are just aces.
    Don't forget the number of unreturned serves he played as well.
    That's a WHOLE bunch of 'free' points, all together.
     
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    i wonder if he will ever break his own record of 78, its crazy because earlier this year he went aceless for the first time in his career against gael monfils
     
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    More often than not, when a person serves a significantly high number of aces it means that the match was very tight (more game -> more aces) and the person who hit the aces isn't playing too well from the ground, and thus went for more on his serve. So you'll find that the most aces records are generally held by someone who lost the match.
     
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    Dr Ivo is simply amazing. And even better, he still lost the match.:-?
     
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    Fed's serving in the USO final was far from best in history. To qualify for having one of the best serves, you should be able to consistently blow your opponents off court with it.
     
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    So your saying someone who has 78 aces doesn't know how to place it? What's your point? He also had 48 service winners, that's 126 points, or 31.5 games worth of free points. Federer does have one of the best serves, but Karlovic has the best in history.
     
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    I just have 2 words to say upon hearing this. HOLY ****
     
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    Ivanisevic had a better serve than Sampras
     
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    Last year not this year
     
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  28. P_Agony

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    Keep your language to yourself little troll.
     
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    That the highest ace totals have been on clay...
     
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    That's the highest ace total ever...
     
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    It's a weak era. If prime, peak Pete was playing he'd serve 156 aces against Radek.
     
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    What's more impressive is that he still managed to lose. I mean, to win 3 sets worth of points without even having to hit a rally shot, and then lose 3 sets......incredible. How bad must the rest of his game be to accomplish that?
     
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    Serious lulz to be had from this post.

    Sampras had a formidable serve yes, but keep in mind that the surfaces nowadays are much slower. If anything, Karlovic would be the one serving aces left and right on Sampras on the faster 90's courts.
     
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    Just stating that Federer is still one of the best servers in the game even though he does not have the high ace totals. You can be effective without 78 aces and still be considered a good server.

    I am also "NOT" saying that Ivo does not have a great serve... "he does"...
     
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    troll? how can i be a troll when i'm a huge federer fan. karlovic has no game other than the serve, but (as proven yet again) he does have the greatest serve in history.
     
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  36. P_Agony

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    I really don't care which Player's fan you are. If you call other posters idiots, you are a troll. Simple as that.
     
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    Yes, I realize that, what I meant was that it's surprising that the two highest totals ever have come on clay rather than on another(faster) surface
     
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  38. dukemunson

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    That is some pretty suspect math...
     
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  39. rod99

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    whatever. but if you say that federer has a better serve than karlovic then you are making an idiotic statement.
     
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    nobody is saying that federer doesn't have a good serve (well, except in the us open final). he's just not near karlovic's league.
     
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    Correction, I'm stating my opinion, which I have a right to thank you very much. If you think it's idiotic, keep it to yourself, otherwise don't be surprised when you are being called a troll.
     
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    ok. it's my opinion that i can beat federer in tennis. if you don't agree with me then you're a troll.
     
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    I counted 51 games, so that would be more than one ace per game, (even without looking up the score, 5 sets @ 13 games a set would still only be 65 games, and 65 < 78 ). But he only serves half the games, some of those games were tiebreakers, but if we figure he served 26 games, that's 3 aces per game he served. Since he only needs 4 points to hold serve, he might have been winning 3/4 of the points he serves with aces! Counting service winners, his dominance from serving could be even higher. The article said that he lost 4 match points. If even 2 of those he served, that seems unlucky.

    Maybe he's gotten better at serving, and from now on this will be routine with him? He might get more aces not playing on clay?
     
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    He served 37 games plus 4 tiebreakers (6 points serving per breaker)...so he served aproximetely 42 games, which means that with 78 aces he was serving just under 2 aces per game (not to mention getting another free point per game off service winners...crazy)...
     
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    I didn't notice the last set, a 16-14 marathon, (that's where the extra 15 games comes from). Each of the first 4 sets went to a tie-breaker. Not hard to see why, Karlovic is unbreakable, but he's no threat to break the other guy. (Well, he must have been broken sometime in that long 5th set, but it took 6 hours for that to happen.)
     
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    Do you seriously feel the need to defend your idol when someone says that Karlovic has a bigger serve than him? Sad.
     
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    Don't forget he served around 50 aces against HEWITT on clay as well
     
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  48. The-Champ

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    this is the guy Rafa served a breadstick to...on an indoor carpet.
     
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    You are a troll for calling posters idiots. If you think you can beat Fed in a tennis match, I wish you good luck.
     
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  50. P_Agony

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    Karlovic has the bigger serve, but IMO not the better service. Bigger doesn't always mean better. Ask Gonzo's forehand.
     
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