John Isner set a new record for the most aces ever on the ATP Tour on Friday when he hit his fifth ace in his match against Jannik Sinner in the Wimbledon third round. With 13,729 unblockable serves and counting, the 6-foot-10 American has surpassed Ivo Karlovic‘s previous record of 13,728.
John Isner broke the record on Friday on Wimbledon’s No. 2 Court in just two service games, hitting the historic ace at 1-1, 15/30. “It’s actually really cool. It’s something I’m really proud of,” Isner said before his third-round match. “I will be the all-time leader. I’ll keep playing, keep adding to my total… I don’t know if [the record] will get broken. I could be up there for a long time.”
John Isner leads the 2022 ace race
With 629 points as of Friday, the American is also in the lead in the 2022 ace race. The 37-year-old has seven times surpassed 1,000 aces and ended top on the ATP Tour in that category. In 2015, he set a career-high with 1,260 aces. After going pro in 2007, Isner first achieved both milestones in 2010.
Thanks to his strong serving, Isner has won 92% of his service games, including 79% of first-serve points. Additionally, he has saved 71% of the breakpoints. Isner, who has won 16 tour-level championships and reached a career-high ranking of No. 8 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in 2018, has a scary style based on that superior strength.