Roger Federer Joined The 9,000 Ace Club With This Serve [Video]
by Tom Gainey | February 28th, 2015, 12:50 pm
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Roger Federer’s list of career milestones continues to grow. Today during an exhilarating 63, 75 win over rival Novak Djokovic in the Dubai final, Federer hit his 9,000th career ace at the start of the sixth game of the second set.

Here’s it is:

“I think I remember which one it was even because I was even counting a little bit!” admitted Federer after the match. “I think it was one of the swinger wides maybe. I’m not sure. But I think it happened in the second set at some point. But clearly it is nice to get past that so now I don’t have to think about it ever again for the next 9,000 or so!”

Federer becomes just the fourth player to reach that plateau since the ATP first began tracking that statistic in the early 1990s. Federer finished with 12 aces on the day giving him a total of 9,007. And he needed every ace to seal his win.

ATP CAREER ACE LEADERS
Goran Ivanisevic 10,183
Ivo Karlovic 9,375
Andy Roddick 9,074
Roger Federer 9,007
Pete Sampras 8,858


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29 Comments for Roger Federer Joined The 9,000 Ace Club With This Serve [Video]

brando Says:

Amazing servers. Federer today recalled pistol pete at his finest: facing break point, boom an ace. Great weapon for sure.


FedExpress Says:

ferrer going for his 3rd title this year. only one loss so far. and guess against whom? Yep his final opponent in Acapulco.


Hippy Chick Says:

Congrats Roger on another amazing milestone….


Margot Says:

Congratulations to Fed and his fans! How on earth does he keep doing?
Comms to Nole and his fans on here esp jane.


Humble Rafa Says:

Goran Ivanisevic 10,183
Ivo Karlovic 9,375
Andy Roddick 9,074

These are not tennis players.


FedExpress Says:

monaco wins. almagro imploded on BPs. think monaco will be beaten heavily tomorrow. only pushing and not one single hurting weapon


chris ford1 Says:

Roddick was a tennis player – Humble Rafa – not a servebot like Goran, Dr Ivo, Kevin Anderson, or Isner.

He just had fatal flaws from playing a number of US sports well, but growing up not playing real football (called ‘soccer’ in the US), and being a Bolletieri ball banger Academy boy. Mac, Pete, Andre all played some football and developed good footwork. They had coaches that pushed it further.
Roddick was fast, athletic, but he killed himself often with bad footwork and poor court positioning. And Roddick was ill-served by early coaches that saw him as “the Next Pete” and groomed him as such just at the time when the Tennis Powers agreed to slow down the courts to stop the
His initial success and then failure really forced the end of the Bolletieri emphasis on players that had great serves and mighty forehands and little else….and the low tennis IQ tactic of “when in trouble, just hit the ball harder” which turned out to be Venus Williams and Bolletieri grad Sharpova’s great flaws as well as Andy’s.
And a smart player like Federer saw Roddicks vulnerabilities right away and played to those vulnerabilities.


chris ford1 Says:

add slow down the courts to stop “the game from suffering growing unpopularity because new racquets had enabled “Servefests” like Pete and Goran serving to one another. 1-2 serves, 1 put away shot. Repeat.”


Markus Says:

I like that, chris ford1.


jane Says:

fed’s serve is tremendous; as nole said there is not much he could do on most of his 7 bp opportunities.

thanks margot, and hippy from on the other thread. it’s not such a bad loss, all told.

i read kei is the new #4; maybe this will light a fire under andy?


jane Says:

oh, and cheers okie, looks like rafa’s on his way to another title too.


FedExpress Says:

WTF

Berlocq has 5 SPs in the TB


FedExpress Says:

3 saved


FedExpress Says:

4 saved


FedExpress Says:

5 SPs saved by rafa. Carlos choked on one of them. whole on his mercy

6-6


FedExpress Says:

SP nadal


FedExpress Says:

Nadal wins the tiebreak 9-7 after saving 5 SPs

choke job from carlos


Okiegal Says:

@Jane

Thanks a bunch! It was a hard fought match. I thought the tie breaker was in Carlos hands and it was and he blew it…..yeah Rafa by the skin of his teeth!


Hippy Chick Says:

Okie that seems different to what Emily said,saying that Rafa played great to turn the TB around,and not that Carlos blew it?….


Emily Says:

Carlos had one or two makable shots, but he couldn’t get them past Rafa. The commentators were saying, and I agree w/ them, that Rafa took the tiebreak from Berloq. I’m sure he was nervous and made some bad decisions, but that’s a lot to do w/ the fact that he knew Rafa wasn’t going to give up.
Berloq was playing great tennis that 1st set, but Rafa just turned up the volume, and got his game together in the 2nd. Should be an interesting final b/w the two doubles partners.


skeezer Says:

How long was the Rafa match anyway? Wow tha was slow…


Okiegal Says:

@Chick

Well, I am sure Carlos thought he did….but not to take anything away from Rafa….he buckled down like he can do and refused to give up…..I was disappointed in myself b/c I had my doubts. Rafa got broken in the 2nd set too but as Emily said he pumped up the volume and got it done. I don’t know how many games Rafa could have been broken……but refused too….thank goodness! I am gonna check the stats….but all in all it was a nail biter, for me anyway. The TB at one time was 6-1 in favor of Carlos…yeah, I was worried!

@Skeezer

Don’t know how long the match was….but it lasted way too long for my liking….would have preferred 6-0 6-0…… ;)


RZ Says:

Curious to see if Fed will pass Roddick in the aces category. It’s definitely in reach this year.


Margot Says:

@jane 3.52pm
I was going to make a facetious comment along the lines of: WTH knows what motivates Andy! However, not strictly true, as he was xtremely motivated last Autumn.
In this case Kei’s pain is Andy’s gain as, I believe, Kei is now only 45 points in front of Andy, which he could make up at Davis Cup.
Also, eyeing up RG it would be better for him to be 4, rather than anything lower. Of course, judging by his wayward form, ANYTHING could happen and probably will, including Andy’s marriage, before then.
Congrats to Rafa and David btw.


SG1 Says:

Humble Rafa Says:
Goran Ivanisevic 10,183
Ivo Karlovic 9,375
Andy Roddick 9,074

These are not tennis players.

——–

What are they? YouTube Ghosts?


SG1 Says:

Roddick and Ivanisevic aren’t all time greats but between them, they’ve played in 6 or 7 Wimbledon finals and at least a couple of USO finals. Their careers are very memorable and think both deserve hall of fame consideration.


SG1 Says:

Ivanisevic’s classy speech paying tribute to Drazen Petrovic after his Wimbledon win was one of the most memorable moments (at least for me) in all the years I’ve watched tennis.


Markus Says:

Why anybody even responds to Humble Rafa’s inanities is bewildering. Poor guy is clawing on just about anything for attention. Hardly humble, much less funny, outright foolish.


SG1 Says:

Markus…can’t help it. Roddick and Goran are class guys. Goran’s Petrovic tribute and Roddick’s support of the Israeli player denied entry at Dubai. These guys get it. While their tennis resumes don’t compare to Nadal’s, they are quality human beings which I think is far more important.

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