Who has served the most aces vs Fed?

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  1. Moose Malloy

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    Was very impressed by Ljubicic's serving yesterday. He had 21 aces & won 13 straight points on serve at one point. Fed doesn't get aced that often. Was wondering who had the most aces against him.
    Here are some results I found at atptennis, anyone know of others?
    Sampras 2001 Wimbledon, 26 aces
    Verkerk 2003 Paris Masters Series, 24 aces.
    Ljubicic 2003 Basel, 27 aces
     
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  2. chiru

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    yeah the sampras doesn't supprise me much, lol
     
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  3. chiru

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    check to see if federer ever played goran ivanisevic. goran created an aceathon vs. anyone.
     
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  4. Moose Malloy

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    Was just looking at the stats from yesterday. Ljubicic had 44 winners, Fed had 36. Can't remember the last time anyone had more winners than him. Even in losses to Safin & Gasquet last year, he had more winners.
    Too bad Ljubicic is so weak in the mental game, otherwise this could have had a different outcome.
     
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  5. TGV

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    Moose, was exactly thinking of the same - can't remember the last time Fed was aced so much or had fewer winners than his opponents. To be fair, the difference in winners (44 to 36) was mainly because of Ljubicic's serve (21 - 8 in aces and probably many more service winners). Even in the semi against Nalbandian, who is statistically the best returner, Ljub lost just one point on his 1st serve the whole match.

    Federer -being a fantastic tiebreak player- pulled out a close win. Fed's tiebreak record in slams (courtesy of Hops):
    Career: 2003-Present
    Grass 16-7 70% 13-2 87%
    Hardcourt 18-9 67% 12-4 75%
    Clay 7-4 64% 4-2 67%
    Total 41-20 67% 29-8 78%
     
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  6. fastdunn

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    Well I thought about Safin at 2005 AO. Wrong. Safin 16 vs Federer 22 aces !
     
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  7. fastdunn

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    Where did you find this stats?
     
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  8. TGV

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    Hops posted those stats on rec.sport.tennis newsgroup
     
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  9. 35ft6

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    Wow, Verkerk. Haven't heard about him in a while.
     
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  10. Grimjack

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    FWIW:

    Sampras 2001 = 26 aces in 60 games (incl tiebreakers)
    Verkerk 2003 = 24 aces in 39 games (" ")
    Ljubicic 2003 = 27 aces in 36 games

    Relatively speaking, Sampras's serve didn't bother him so much as Ljub's, either yesterday, or in 2003.
     
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  11. D-Bomb

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    I'm not surprised Fed got aced so many times. He's an incredible returner, but for the later rounds of the tourney Ljubicic's serve was ON.
     
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  12. tennis_nerd22

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    i have, i beat him in straight sets 6-0 6-1 6-0, had 38 aces.














    forgot to mention, that was on april fools day
     
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  13. legolas

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    good one, hah, but hey, ivan can atleast out ace anyone
     
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  14. Andres

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    Goran played Federer twice. In 2000 and 2001, not the best serving periods from him, because of the shoulder problems.

    In the first match, in London, 2000, Hard, Goran hit 11 aces to Federer's 6. Fed won 7-5, 6-3.

    The 2nd match, Milan, 2001, Carpet. Goran hit 7 aces and 9 doublefaults to 8 and 2 from Federer. Again, just one break per set, 6-4, 6-4.
     
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  15. pro_staff

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    well..fed didn't play very well versus lub. ALOT of unforced errors. for both players. it wasn't a very good match to watch even though it was close
     
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