Record for consecutive points won on serve

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  1. tennis-hero

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    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
     
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  2. krosero

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    More streaks

    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.
     
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  3. Moose Malloy

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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    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)
     
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    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
     
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    Surely, now that Fed holds it, this record must be completely meaningless for the heeztorians...
     
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  8. woodrow1029

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    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.
     
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  9. krosero

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    This was all one streak, 23 straight points thru the end of the match?
     
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  10. krosero

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    That was 35, so far the highest we know of.
     
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    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
     
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  12. Moose Malloy

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    correct, 23 to end the match
     
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  13. krosero

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    Noah with his serve should make this list somewhere.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  16. krosero

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    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?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken; Federer just won 18 consecutive service points to end the match against Istomin. (R2 IW 2013)
     
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    hmmm I think you may be right
     
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    This Federer is good.
     
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  20. Moose Malloy

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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  23. Steve0904

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    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
     
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  24. krosero

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    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.
     
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  25. krosero

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    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
     
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  26. Moose Malloy

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    Murray won 19 consecutive points on serve vs Kyrgios, 2015 Australian Open QF
     
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  27. Moose Malloy

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    Wawrinka won 25 straight vs Muller, 2015 Rotterdam SF
     
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    This must've been the first time ever that a player won all points on serve in a set, up to tiebreak?
     
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  29. Moose Malloy

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    ^ Federer won all 24 points on his serve up until a tiebreak vs Haas at 2009 French Open(mentioned earlier in the thread). He lost the set.
     
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    Karlovic won 31 straight vs Sock at Newport
     
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