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Finals 2007

Ivo Karlovic© Getty ImagesIvo Karlovic averaged 20.6 aces per match this season.

ATP stats guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the stories on the ATP circuit. 

DR. IVO PRESCRIBES ACES... PLENTY OF THEM!
Ivo Karlovic averaged 20.6 aces per match during the 2007 season and he led the ATP circuit with 1,318 aces, which is second behind countryman Goran Ivanisevic's 1,477 total in 1996. Karlovic also led the ATP in service games won with an all-time high 94 percent, first serve points won (84 percent) and break points won (75 percent). The big-serving Croat was No. 3 in first serve percentage (69).

RICOH ATP MatchFacts 1,000 Aces Club #
(since 1991)

Aces Leader

Aces

Avg. Per Match

2007 – Ivo Karlovic

1, 318

20.6

2004 – Andy Roddick

1,017

12.6

1998 – Goran Ivanisevic

1,065

15

1997 – Goran Ivanisevic

1,048

14.8

1996 – Goran Ivanisevic

1,477 (ATP season record)

15.4

1994 – Goran Ivanisevic

1,169

13.8

1993 -- Pete Sampras

1,011

10.8

# Includes ATP, Grand Slam matches

The Croat compiled his best record when firing between 20-24 aces in a match this season and only once did he fire less than 10 aces in 64 matches. He hit five against Sam Querrey in a first-round loss in Memphis.

Karlovic's Record When Hitting....

Aces Per Match

Win-Loss Record

35+

2-1

30-34

3-2

25-29

7-2

20-24

12-2

15-19

11-11

14-Oct

8-2

9 or less

0-1

 



BRYANS TEAM UP FOR DOUBLE-FIGURES HAUL 
Bob and Mike Bryan became the first team to capture at least 10 titles in a season since Aussies Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde won 12 in 1996. They have led or co-led the ATP circuit in titles the last four years. The twins compiled an 11-4 record in finals in 2007.

Year-by-Year ATP Doubles Teams Titles Leaders
(since 2000)

Year/Team

Titles

2007 Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan

11

2006 Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan

7

2005 Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan/ Frantisek Cermak-Leos Friedl

5

2004 Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan

7

2003 Mark Knowles-Daniel Nestor

6

2002 Mark Knowles-Daniel Nestor/ Wayne Black-Kevin Ullyett

6

2001 Donald Johnson-Jared Palmer

6

2000 Todd Woodbridge-Mark Woodforde

8

 



FEDERER's FABULOUS FIVE-YEAR RUN
Roger Federer has won 48 of his 52 career titles in the past five years, which is the second-most in any five-year span going back to 1973 when the South African Airways ATP Rankings began. During that run he has also captured 12 Grand Slam titles.

Most Titles During Five-year Span 
(Since ATP Rankings began in 1973)

Player

Titles - Grand Slam (Years)

Jimmy Connors

55 – 4 (1973-77) +

Roger Federer

48 – 12 (2003-07)

Bjorn Borg

47 – 8 (1976-80) #

Ivan Lendl

46 – 2 (1981-85) *

John McEnroe

44 – 6 (1980-84) %

+ also won four other Grand Slam titles
# also won three other Grand Slam titles
* also won six other Grand Slam titles
% also won one other Grand Slam title

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