Historic serving in Khachanov-Korda match?

Moose Malloy

G.O.A.T.
Paul Annacone said he'd never seen anything like this before in a men's match on grass. Can anyone recall something like before? I certainly can't. Maybe in women's tennis on clay in the 80s/90s.

In the 5th set there were 13 breaks of serve in 18 games. In the first 12 games of the set, there were only 2 service holds. There were 8 straight breaks at one point. Khachanov was broken 3 times in a row while serving for the match(at 5-4, 6-5, 7-6)

here are the complete stats for the 5th set https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/stats/1403.html
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
I stopped watching, it was so embarrassing. If I wanna see bad serving and nervous tennis, I can go to the local park.

I recognize nerves and whatnot, but that was laughable. Grinders gonna grind, but c'mon.

And to think there was a time when breaking serve in a Wimbledon men's match was an accomplishment.
 
Paul Annacone said he'd never seen anything like this before in a men's match on grass. Can anyone recall something like before? I certainly can't. Maybe in women's tennis on clay in the 80s/90s.

In the 5th set there were 13 breaks of serve in 18 games. In the first 12 games of the set, there were only 2 service holds. There were 8 straight breaks at one point. Khachanov was broken 3 times in a row while serving for the match(at 5-4, 6-5, 7-6)

here are the complete stats for the 5th set https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/stats/1403.html

Never seen anything like that.

On another note, Korda has really got some very good ball striking skills. He has the height to greatly improve his serve as well.
 

Devilito

Legend
Didn't Nick make the comment that he was having serves returned for winners that would otherwise have been aces because the surfaces is slower than molasses? I'm sure Wimbledon was really hoping Rafa would have shown up to present him with their green clay. The tennis gods have a real hard-on for long rallies and zero shot making ability.
 
Paul Annacone said he'd never seen anything like this before in a men's match on grass. Can anyone recall something like before? I certainly can't. Maybe in women's tennis on clay in the 80s/90s.

In the 5th set there were 13 breaks of serve in 18 games. In the first 12 games of the set, there were only 2 service holds. There were 8 straight breaks at one point. Khachanov was broken 3 times in a row while serving for the match(at 5-4, 6-5, 7-6)

here are the complete stats for the 5th set https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/stats/1403.html

Also, just from eye-balling it, Wimbledon 2021 might have the lowest serve hold% that it’s had in a very long time.
 

Mediterranean Might

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Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
Never seen anything like it in my lifetime of watching the sport. Admittedly, that only goes back to the mid-2000’s but still.
 

Tennisfan339

Professional
13 breaks in 1 set. 13 breaks in 18 games.
It has to he the record. Even in the WTA tour I had never seen something like this.
What's even more incredible is Korda and Khachanov both have big serves.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
I stopped watching, it was so embarrassing. If I wanna see bad serving and nervous tennis, I can go to the local park.

I recognize nerves and whatnot, but that was laughable. Grinders gonna grind, but c'mon.

And to think there was a time when breaking serve in a Wimbledon men's match was an accomplishment.
You obviously didn't watch the match. There was absolutely no grinding and pushing out there. Korda, who I'm a big fan of, is only 21 and his slender legs got tired! Just wait until this man gets stronger and develops calves, future #3 at the very least!
 
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Russeljones

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Paul Annacone said he'd never seen anything like this before in a men's match on grass. Can anyone recall something like before? I certainly can't. Maybe in women's tennis on clay in the 80s/90s.

In the 5th set there were 13 breaks of serve in 18 games. In the first 12 games of the set, there were only 2 service holds. There were 8 straight breaks at one point. Khachanov was broken 3 times in a row while serving for the match(at 5-4, 6-5, 7-6)

here are the complete stats for the 5th set https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/stats/1403.html
Should be a bright red flag to check the betting patterns.
 

ChrisRF

Legend
I stopped watching, it was so embarrassing. If I wanna see bad serving and nervous tennis, I can go to the local park.
Why? I always like watching something extraordinary happen. Honestly that’s quite the only way I’m able to endure Non-Big-3 tennis these days.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
I think two players of their physical stature should be able to hold serve. That many service breaks should have both of them practicing their serve really hard.
 

cha cha

Professional
This is what we here would call a controlled set where you have cruised through barely breaking a sweat.
 

Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
I stopped watching, it was so embarrassing. If I wanna see bad serving and nervous tennis, I can go to the local park.

I recognize nerves and whatnot, but that was laughable. Grinders gonna grind, but c'mon.

And to think there was a time when breaking serve in a Wimbledon men's match was an accomplishment.
I thought it was pretty entertaining. Like last years us open
 
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