Perfect Service Game

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Have you ever aced your opponent 4 times in a row to win a service game?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    67.9%
  1. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I did it a few years ago starting from 0-0 game score. It was incredibly satisfying for me and frustrating for my opponent.
     
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  2. Jonny S&V

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    Just yesterday. He was a horrible returner and my serve was just on. I usually go for body serves though so I get more unreturned serves then aces in matches.
     
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  3. spiderman123

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    Would love to do that sometime. The most I have done is three. Then a ball from the adjacent court came in... that is my official excuse anyway.
     
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  4. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I've gotten up to 40-0 on 3 aces a few times. It's just so tough to close the deal and get that fourth one!
     
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  5. tennisdad65

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    NOPE.. and I do not remember serving 2 aces in a row either. :)

    On most first and second serves, I serve and volley using topspin serves to the backhand. I hit a flat or slice serve maybe 1-2 times a set, and these are my only chances to ace anyone.
     
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  6. lilycolefan

    lilycolefan Rookie

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    No, I've had two aces in a row several times but I can't seem to do better than that. I think I've def. had games where I shot an ace or two and the other serves were nonreturnables.
     
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  7. J011yroger

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    Sure, I have also lost games because I double faulted 4 times.

    I really don't care about aces, actually I get more pleasure from hitting unreturnables.

    A bunch of times I was down 0-40 on my 2nd serve and came back to win the game by hitting some combination of 5 aces and unreturnables.

    If you play long enough, and play enough matches, lots of weird stuff happens.

    J
     
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  8. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Saving 0-40 games is always a nice feeling.
     
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  9. J011yroger

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    Unfortunately I cough up enough 40-0 games to even it out :)

    J
     
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  10. dwhiteside

    dwhiteside Semi-Pro

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    In doubles yesterday, 3 really good strong first serve aces in a row to 40-0, then 3 horrible double faults in a row, then 2 really good aces in a row. Was quite strange. My first serve was incredibly on the entire match, but when I missed it, it was like I forgot how to hit a normal second serve entirely.
     
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  11. mikeler

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    Let's not mention those...:)
     
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  12. Geezer Guy

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    A few weeks ago I was playing Doubles and my partner went an entire game hitting only faults
    (including some double-faults) and aces (including some second serve aces).

    Thinking back, I can't remember if we won or lost that game (but I'm betting we lost).
     
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  13. blakesq

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    In the dusty recesses of my memory, i think i served one perfect game by serving four aces in one game in a doubles match back on my high school team. we are talking about 28 years ago. I have served more than two aces in one game lately, but they are usually mutliple deuce games, and one of the returners is just not "seeing" my serves well enough.
     
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  14. NE14Tennis?

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    Closest I ever came was 3 aces (one of which was a 2nd serve!) and an unreturnable that just touched the tip of his frame (so close!), but that was against a relative beginner. I've had a number of service games where I didn't have to play a point (UR/ace combos), but nothing ever like that one.
     
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  15. mikeler

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    My perfect service game ended with a 2nd serve ace. I remember being disappointed because after 3 straight aces, I missed my first serve by an inch for the 4th ace. Then I used my kicker in the ad court and the guy leaned over towards his backhand side while I went down the middle.
     
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  16. LeeD

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    I try not to dwell too much on my lucky success, rather focus on my failures due to lack of skill, not luck of the opponent.
    3 consecutive aces quite often, but also losing service games at 15 balances out all the good.
    Kinda like, I don't list the players I happen to win against. I DO list the players I LOSE to......
     
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  17. 0range

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    I am surprised at the poll result (so many "yes"...)

    Well the best I did so far was 3 aces plus 1 unreturnable serve. But I was playing against a guy who really sucks (1.5?), and I think one of my serve was out and he didn't call it.
     
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  18. Kick_It

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    I pulled it off during tryouts for my highschool team my first year against I think my 3rd opponent; first game of the match too.

    Have I done it since then in the last 25 years? No.
     
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  20. RoddickAce

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    4 unreturned serves or a mix of aces: yes. All 4 being aces, no.
     
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  21. Knightmace

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    o bit I went through a whole set and dropped just one point on myservice!
     
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  22. J011yroger

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    I came two double faults from a golden set once.

    And it was against a TW poster.

    J
     
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  23. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    That is pretty impressive. I played a set with a guy about 3 months ago who only won 1 point the first 5 games. His serve skipped off the line causing me to hit it in the net. I was in the zone and he was way out of it!
     
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  24. smO

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    Most i've ever done is 2. :mrgreen:
     
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  25. Knightmace

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    Ya my serve was on fire!

    Too bad it can't be that good all the time but my serve is a weapon against most wins alot of free points. :D
     
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  26. Knightmace

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    who????????
     
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  27. AR15

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    I've never aced 4 times in a row, but I've had an opponent double fault every serve in a game - a couple of times.
     
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  28. cknobman

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    Ive done a 3 of 4 as aces but never all 4.
     
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