John Isner broke the world record for aces on the ATP Tour with his fifth ace on Friday in his Wimbledon third-round match against Janik Sinner. The 6-foot-10 American now stands alone with 13,748 untouchable serves and counting, surpassing Ivo Karlovic’s previous leading mark of 13,728. Record-keeping began in 1991 with ATP Match Stats, which is part of the Infosys ATP Scores and Stats Centre.
Isner needed just two service games to break the record on Friday at Wimbledon’s No. 2 court, shooting the record-breaking ace 1-1, 15/30. He finished the match with 24 aces in a 4-6, 6-7(4), 3-6 loss.
“I’m really proud of that record,” Isner reflected after the match. “I wish I could break it in one win, but I think setting the record for all-time aces at Wimbledon is very special. Credit – to my mind – is how professional I’ve been at keeping myself healthy. For so long, To put myself on the court to give myself a chance to hit those aces.
“It’s something I’m really proud of. I don’t pat myself on the back too much, but I think it’s great.”
You May Also Like: What If John Isner Only Serves First?
Before he broke the record, Isner discussed the potential longevity of the new mark.
“I’ll keep playing, keep adding to my total,” he said. “I don’t know if it will break or not. I can stay there for a long time.”
The American also leads the 2022 ace race with 653 in the season after Friday’s match. The 37-year-old has topped the aces in seven seasons on the ATP Tour and eclipsed the 1,000-aces mark seven times, including a career-high of 1,260 in 2015. Isner accomplished both feats after turning for the first time in 2010. After an extraordinary career at the University of Georgia in 2007, Prof.
As Isner closes on aces record, Andy Roddick Helped Settle a Debate Who has the better serve between the two on Twitter: “Isner’s serve is the best ever,” he wrote, endorsing the opinion of longtime Georgia head coach Manny Diaz. “I would immediately trade my old one for hers without thinking twice.”
On the back of his excellent serve, Isner has won 92 percent of his service games, including 79 percent of first-served points. He has also saved 71 per cent break points. With an intimidating game built around that extraordinary strength, Isner has won 16 Tour-level titles and rose to a career-high No. 8 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in 2018.
|Isner Aces||year||ATP Tour Rank|
ATPTour.com asked some of its big-serving colleagues what makes American service so special. Reilly Opelka, Milos Raonic and Sam Querrey all pointed to Isner’s technique and mechanics – more than his height – as keys to his success.
Opelka: “Obviously he has the height, but technically he has the perfect pace. He is easily the best server ever. Even now I think John got most of his aces later in the tour. When ivo [Karlovic] It was playing earlier, the courts were fast and people were not even returning. The people were not that big. To me it’s not a question that John is the greatest server. Courts have been slow over the last six years and that’s when they played their best tennis. Against Novak and Delpo and Cilic. These big guys who make a good comeback. In this era, having numbers and records says everything.
“He has another gear. If you look at his speed at the 30/0 point, the intensity is low. You see it when you turn against him because you’re so trying to turn back and find anything.” are closed. At 30/0 it will slow down to seven or eight mph, he won’t bend his knees as much. But it’s still a natural pace. At a large point it’s nine or 10 mph Comes.”
Silic: “Considering John, even though he has great height, which helps for the serve, he has one of the best techniques on the Tour. It’s not easy to build. He’s a big guy. I myself I know it’s not easy to put everything together. Serve is probably the hardest shot for us in tennis. It’s extremely technical and it takes so long to keep our level of serve and play longer in tournaments. Hats off to him for keeping his game so high for the U.S. and having such great results. It’s incredible to have a guy like this on the Tour with Karlovic and other incredible servers.”
Query: “When it comes to John Isner’s serve, I think 95 percent of players would say it’s the greatest serve ever. And it’s not just because he’s tall. His mechanics are great and he’s good at placements. Good job. He can slide it, hit it flat and serve the kick. I think the most impressive thing about it is being late in the matches, I think he serves first I don’t know if there is a statistic from 5/5 or something in the tie-break, but it should be that high. He deserves the record. He is not only an incredible server but an incredible player. He is 10 or 11 Has been around the top 20 for years. He’s not just a server, but good enough to have that record.”