who do you think are (or were) the least aced players ? Nb: it's, of course, not necessarily about the best returners (i think agassi, for instance, despite being a great returner, was still getting decently showered with aces). on the ATP website, stats are available for the aces served... but not for the aces eaten (although it could be reconstructed). monfils appears to be an interesting case (probably due sur his speed and long reach) as he already left some great servers aceless during entire matches, even if i also remember him getting abundantly aced by isner (i know i know, who doesn't -just ask ark_28- ... but still !). (in his case, maybe his returning abilities are even more dependant on the surface factor than for other players ?) some examples: roddick l. to monfils (poertschach 2007, QF, clay): 75 63, 0 ace karlovic l. to monfils (monte-carlo 2008, R32, clay): 76 61, 0 ace federer d. monfils (monte-carlo 2008, R16, clay): 63 64, 0 ace i'll let you analyse federer, djokovic, etc. (including former pros) and come up with interesting examples !