Australian Open Chase The Ace

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During the 2016 Australian Open more than 14,000 people grabbed a share of over $4.2 million thanks to players serving over 3,500 thousand aces throughout the course of the tournament.

Chase The Ace is all about the big servers so we take a deep dive into the historical stats to show you who you should be backing when the tournament begins. The data includes career averages along with their results from the 2016 Australian Open.

Men’s

Men’s tennis has really evolved over the last two decades with the men who dominate on serve not necessarily ranked at the top of the standings. Milos Raonic is the only top 10 player to average more than 10 aces per match in his career. The man who leads the tour in virtually all ace statistics is Ivo Karlovic. American John Isner is not far behind with Sam Querrey, Gilles Muller and Aussie Nick Kyrgios among the other elite servers in men’s tennis.

Of the more recognised names Murray, Djokovic and Federer all serve well over 5 aces per match. The biggest benefit with these men is that they consistently go deep into tournaments which means more matches and more aces.

Player
(Ranking)
Total Aces:
AO 2016
Avg Aces Per Match:
AO 2016
Total Aces:
2016
Avg Aces Per Match:
2016
Total Career Aces Avg Aces Per Match:
Career
(1) Andy Murray  76 10.9 551 6.6 5271 6.8
 (2) Novak Djokovic  60 8.6 276 3.8 4722 5.4
(3) Milos Raonic  107 17.8 874 12.7 5364 14.9
 (4) Stan Wawrinka 56 14.0 455 7.1 4591 7
(6) Marin Cilic  51  17.0  664  10.2  4875  8.6
 (7) Gael Monfils  68 13.6 484 8.1 4990 8.4
 (8) Dominic Thiem  29 9.7 474 5.9 1100 5.5
 (10) Tomas Berdych  63 12.6 480 8.4 6441 7.7
 (12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  63  15.8  465  9.1  5332  9.8
(13) Nick Kyrgios  53  17.7  732 13.8 1543 13.7
(16) Roger Federer  65 10.8 246 8.8 9734 7.6
 (19) John Isner  119 29.8 1159 23.2 8601 17.3
(21) Ivo Karlovic  21 21 1131 20.9 11572 19.3
(26) Bernard Tomic  70  17.5  478  9.4  2163  7.8
 (31) Sam Querrey  17  17.0 670 13.1 6126 12.1
 (34) Gilles Muller  56 28.0 888 15.1 4272 13.1
 (67) Kevin Anderson  14  14.0  493 13 4844 11.8
 (181) Sam Groth  33  16.5 275  15.2  1373  15.6
Women’s

Serena Williams has had the reputation of being the biggest server in women’s tennis for over a decade. She may have the biggest serve in terms of speed but when it comes to serving aces she is rivaled by the Pliskova sisters. The Czech twins average more aces per match than Serena with fellow Amercian Coco Vandeweghe also close behind. Other women who have the ability to tally up the aces are Madison Keys and Johanna Konta.

Player
(Ranking)
Total Aces:
AO 2016
Avg Aces Per Match:
AO 2016
Total Aces:
2016
Avg Aces Per Match:
2016
 (1) Angelique Kerber  20 2.9 104 1.3
(2) Serena Williams  53  7.6  324  7.4
(3) Agniezska Radwanska  8  1.3  189  2.7
 (4) Simona Halep  1  1.0 106 1.7
(6) Karolina Pliskova  29  9.7 530 7.9
(7) Gabrine Muguruza  6  2.0 180 3.3
 (8) Madison Keys  16 4.0 300 4.8
 (9) Svetlana Kuznetsova  12  6  215 3.3
 (10) Johanna Konta  23 3.8 284 4.2
 (61) Kristyna Pliskova  41  20.5  274 11.4
 (26) Timea Babos  17 8.5 269 4.3
 (37) Coco Vandeweghe  3 3.0 232 5.8
 (11) Petra Kvitova  6 3.0 223 3.4
 (23) Caroline Garcia  1 1 218 4.0
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