Milos Raonic hits 47 aces vs Norrie, new ATP Tour world record

by Stefan Jonsson
Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic entered the tennis history book yesterday when he blasted 47 aces against Cameron Norrie, which is a new ATP Tour record in three-set matches. This happened in the opening round of the Cinch Championships at Queen’s Club on Monday.

The 33-year-old, former Wimbledon finalist saved two match points in a great 1st-round win over Cameron Norrie.

“My serve has always been the most important shot to me,” Raonic commented. “This small record, it’s something special, something meaningful. A fun stat to be proud of.”

Still one of the best serves

Raonic, that was once no 3 in the ATP rankings and we asked if he was possibly heading to no 1, have had some years of troubling injury problems and is now down to 186th spot. His serve is still one of the best in the game though and this was a real statement against the home favorite at the Queen’s Club.

“I’m glad that behind that also stands a win because maybe I’d feel differently or maybe a bit more sour if I was to get that many free points and lose the match.” said Raonic.

His previous record was 38 aces in 2011. The record that has now been beaten was 45 aces by Ivo Karlovic against Tomas Berdych in Halle back in in 2015.

Top 5, Number of Aces in a 3-set match

  • Milos Raonic – 47: 2024 Queen’s Club, vs Cameron Norrie
  • Ivo Karlovic – 45: 2015 Halle, vs Tomas Berdych
  • Ivo Karlovic – 45: 2014 Zagreb, vs Daniel Brands
  • Mark Philippoussis – 44: 1995 Kuala Lumpur, vs Byron Black
  • Nick Kyrgios – 44: 2019 Brisbane, vs Ryan Harrison

Cameron Norrie, endured a tough period in the last few days, by first losing the Britain no1 spot in the rankings to Jack Draper and now losing in the first round by failing two match points. It was a real battle, especially in in the third set and the final score 7-6 (6) 3-6 7-6 (9) was much due to the incredible serves of Raonic.

The Brit knew what was coming though..

“I think even before the match I said he’s probably got the best serve I have ever faced,” was the comment from Cameron.

Norrie has lost 8 of his last 14 matches including a first-round exit at the French Open.

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