Thursday, October 2, 2008

Roddick almost acing a new record

Andy Roddick has always been known for having a great serve. He's the owner of the fastest serve ever hit during a professional match. In 2004 he hit the ball with 249.4 km/h (155 mph) during a Davis Cup semi-final match with Vladimir Voltchkov on hard court in Charleston. In 2007 Roddick had the fastest serve in U.S. Open history: 244 km/h (152 mph) against American Scoville Jenkins.

Now the former world No.1 was on his way to set a new record. During his 2 round match against Czech Ivo Minar in Tokio, Roddick served 37 aces. The American has won this rubber 7/6 6/7 7/6. The record still belongs to Mark Philippoussis, who produced 44 aces during his three set win against Byron Black in Kuala Lumpur in 1995


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