Daily Data Viz: A look at 6'10" John Isner's big-time serving statistics
It was five years ago that John Isner won the longest match in tennis history—an epic, three day affair against Nicolas Mahut that ended 70-68 in the fifth set. In that match, Isner set the record for the most aces in a men’s tennis match (113) and he held 89 of his 90 service games in the match, saving two of the three break points he faced. He hit 74% of his first serves in play and won 83% of those first serve points.
In his first round match at Wimbledon in 2015, Isner hit 38 aces, held all 16 of his service games, hit 82% of his first serves in play and won 93% (63 of 68) of those first serve points. Isner lost a total of 13 points in his 16 service games and saved the only break point he faced.
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