Originally Posted by krosero
I've found one higher than all those.
Ivanisevic d. Roddick, 2001 Wimb
Per The Hindu, Ivanisevic “sent down 41 aces and had 28 service winners, making it a total of 69 points when his serve was not returned”.
The ATP has Goran serving on 111 points, so that's an unreturned rate of 62.2%.
Goran made 71% of his first serves per the ATP. Serving out of his mind.
few more with 60+
04 us open roddick against johansson had 74/118, 62.7% (and lost the match)
96 stuttgart sampras vs mantilla had 26/43, 60.5%
98 wimbledon sampras vs enquist 62/98, 63.3% (105 points were actually played on sampras serve; this is a stat for points that i saw...the actual stat is between 62/105, 59% and 69/105, 65.7%)
sampras opened that match with 6 straight aces, never saw a start like that