John Isner became the master of aces as he broke the all-time record for serving aces during his match against Italian Jannik Sinner in the third round of the Wimbledon tournament on Friday.
Even though John Isner lost to Jannik Sinner in the third round of Wimbledon today (6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3), the Americans made history by breaking the ATP’s all-time record for most aces.
Isner went into the match trailing Ivo Karlovic by four aces, with a score of 13,728 to 13,724.
In the third game of the match, he tied and then broke the record with his fourth and fifth aces of the day. In the end, he hit 24 aces, which was 20 more than the Croat’s record.
He beat Karlovic by sending five aces past Sinner. In the first game, he sent three past Sinner, and in the second game, he sent three more past Sinner.
He was able to win the match because of this.
The ATP Tour website says that Isner has won 92 percent of the service games he has played and 79 percent of the points he has won with his first serve.
Also, 71 percent of the time he has been able to avoid breaking points.
Isner said, “Once I hit that number, whatever, not going to make an announcement or anything, but I’ll know I have the record and it will be pretty cool.”
In 2010, American Isner and Nicolas Mahut played tennis for 11 hours and 5 minutes at Wimbledon. This was the longest match in the history of the sport.
The 37-year-old player, who is 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 meters) tall, also played in the third-longest match, which took six hours and 36 minutes, and was played in the semi-final of the 2018 Wimbledon tournament against Kevin Anderson.