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Old 02-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #44
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Great data, Moose Malloy.

Maybe my memory fails, maybe it was only for the WTF as you suggest.

I would love to see those statistics for any entire year and it would not surprise me at all to see Sampras fifth or sixth in some years (behind Ivanisevic, Krajicek, Becker...) or maybe not, maybe he would be top-3 in that list (in any case, your data seem to suggest that though Goran or Krajicek hit more aces, the nº of unreturned is not that different).

The reason I would not be surprised by that (some players having more unreturned serves than Sampras, per first service point played) is that, like I said earlier, Sampras not always tried to make an ace or unreturnable with his first serve, whereas other big servers usually tried to make an ace or unreturbable almost with all their first serves.
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