Hitting four aces in a row to start the match

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Can't think of any others. I've seen Fed, Sampras and Roddick hit 3 in a row to start a match. Crowd usually got really disappointed when the 4th wasn't an ace, haha...
 

Livedeath

Professional
Can't think of any others. I've seen Fed, Sampras and Roddick hit 3 in a row to start a match. Crowd usually got really disappointed when the 4th wasn't an ace, haha...
Correct, even the opponent should leave the ball even on the second serve to escape the crowd's wrath :p
I have seen few players hit 4 aces in a row in a match few times like for instance Fed has done it few times, last one i believe was in Wimbledon 2014 final , i reckon Novak did it in Beijing 2012, but it seems to me this match is the singular case where a player started the match with four aces. Awesome, no better way to intimidate your opponent, Boris has the bragging rights of it :D
 
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nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
I was watching the highlights of the Becker vs Sampras 1996 WTF final( I keep watching it, love this match :)), Becker started the proceedings with 4 aces in a row :cool:, has anybody else done it? It was awesome way to start the match.
I love this match, wish there was high quality video of whole match.
 

nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
There is one video for the whole match though, but it is not that clear @360p, but still enjoyable. I downloaded it yesterday, you dont get such videos easily.

If you like this match then i suggest another great 5 setter between these two greats, Stuttgart 1996 Final.
Stuttgart is the one Becker won and WTF Sampras won right? WTF final was epic.
I have seen that 360p video before. Have it downloaded as well.
 

Livedeath

Professional
Stuttgart is the one Becker won and WTF Sampras won right? WTF final was epic.
I have seen that 360p video before. Have it downloaded as well.
Yup. In WTF final Becker won more points, i think the final points tally was something 216-201 in favour of Becker. The match had it all, great serving, passing shots, awesome baseline play and great volleys from two volley masters :)
I think after losing to Becker in Stuttgart, Pete had remarked that Boris was the best indoor player at that time. It was a great and gracious comment from Pete considering Pete was at his best at that time.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
There is one video for the whole match though, but it is not that clear @360p, but still enjoyable. I downloaded it yesterday, you dont get such videos easily.
I think I have access to a better quality one.

Would you like me to download it (to confirm) and then re-up to YT?
I can do that for you guys tomorrow if you like.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Rusedski also actually had a match with 5 consecutive double-faults (against Youzhny) once.
He trailed 3-1 after three double faults in his first service game and two more in his second.
Good call. Coria also DF 6 times in one service game against Kiefer in their MC 06 encounter, and still held, lol. The King of DFs.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
I think I have access to a better quality one.

Would you like me to download it (to confirm) and then re-up to YT?
I can do that for you guys tomorrow if you like.
That will be very kind of you to share your rare gems with us. :)
Well it's easy enough to do.
I wouldn't mind having it either.

Will do, stay tuned. :)
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I'm pretty sure that's better quality.
You're welcome.
 
I was watching the highlights of the Becker vs Sampras 1996 WTF final( I keep watching it, love this match :)), Becker started the proceedings with 4 aces in a row :cool:, has anybody else done it? It was awesome way to start the match.
And he did it all wearing Carlton's sweater vest! ;)

For real, I love that match, too though.
 
Fed hit seven aces in a row in a Brisbane match last year, but I don't think he's ever started a match with an all-ace game. Was looking for something like that, and came across this gem instead - that match was memorable for a lot of other reasons, but this is pretty staggering in and of itself!

 
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