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Old 12-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #32
krosero
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Norman-Ivanisevic, 1997 Wimbledon, 2nd round,
6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 4-6, 14-12.

That's 65 service games, plus one tiebreak. The ATP boxscore reports only 39 -- as if the 26 games of the fifth set had been dropped.

The Dallas Morning News had a boxscore:

Norman Ivanisevic
Aces 25 46
Service winners 90 92
Double faults 18 19
1st serve pct 51 56
1st serve win pct. 81 85
Break points 2-9 3-17
Return points won 27 56
Net points 104-152 97-133
Total points won 191 207

That's 398 total points, compared to 302 at the ATP.
A little more on how the fifth set was dropped in the ATP stats.

The ATP lists only 26 double-faults between the two players, when they actually served 37 double-faults. Norman is given only 17 aces, when he actually had 25.

But the ATP boxscore does credit Goran with his full 46 aces!

46 was once an ace record. So perhaps the number was simply too famous not to list correctly.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Ma...997&r=2&p=N250
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