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Old 07-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #36
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Vilas in the 1978 RG final (lost to Borg): 41% on first serve and 43% on second.

That margin is somewhat small, but 5 of those points on second serve were double-faults. If you exclude those and just look at points where the second serve landed good and started rallies, there was an even stronger tendency for Vilas to do better on his second serve than he did on his first (and note: he had no aces).
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