Most consecutive points?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Cosmic_Colin, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Cosmic_Colin

    Cosmic_Colin Professional

    Jul 9, 2011
    Cambridge, UK
    With the recent golden set, I was thinking about what the record is for most consecutive points.

    1) What's the most consecutive points won in a men's match?

    2) Hypothetically, what is the most consecutive points a player could win? By my calculations it is 77:

    Best of 5
    First set, 0-5 down, 0-40
    Score 5 points to win the game, so it is 1 game to 5
    Score 24 points to win the next 6 games, taking the first set
    score 48 points to win the following two sets
    5 + 24 + 48 = 77

    Is that the highest?
  2. Rock Strongo

    Rock Strongo Legend

    Jan 2, 2010
    Well, Bill Scanlon won at least 25 when he did his golden set. That's as much as I know. Also, someone winning 77 points in a row would just be mad. Absolutely mad.
  3. OldFedIsOld

    OldFedIsOld Professional

    Sep 7, 2011
    2D plane of existence
    4 points for a game, 6 games in a set= 24 points in a set
    In a best of 3 sets, it takes 48 straight points to win the match 6-0, 6-0
    In a best of 5 sets, it takes 72 straight points to win the match 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

    How did you get 77 for the 0-5, 0-40 score line? You can't win the set without it going to 7-5.

    To get to 6-5 you have to win 29, then 4 more, so its 33 for the first set. I get 81 points to win 7-5, 6-0, 6-0

    Edit: Derp, I counted one extra game.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  4. Ico

    Ico Hall of Fame

    Jun 30, 2011
    Player wins by the score of 7-5 6-0 6-0 (in the OPs post) rather than a triple bagel. This maximizes the total number of consecutive points as the player would be down 0-40 in one of his service games and have to win 7 games rather than 6 to take the set.
  5. Moose Malloy

    Moose Malloy Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    while incredibly rare, I'm not sure there weren't other golden sets in tennis history than Scanlon & Shevedova. Tennis in the 70s/80s didn't have as much coverage, there certainly weren't statisticians at every match counting stuff like this(& I doubt players or fans in the stands were either)

    So who knows who really has this, or many, other 'records.'

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