Sometimes few records are not aimed at and yet you register yourself in the record books by an accident without your fault or even without any credit to you either. These records are called the unusual records and today we are going to know about such unusual records happened in the game of tennis.
Know Some of the Interesting and Unusual Tennis Records
- Fastest serve ever: Samuel Groth holds the record for serving the fastest serve ever in the game of tennis. He achieved this feat during the ATP Tour game in Busan Challenger Tournament in 2012. Groth clocked his serve at 163MPH which is 263 KPH.
- Winner of both Olympic Gold Medals: Nicolas Massu of France was involved in winning both the singles and the doubles Olympic Gold Medals in the 2004 Athens Olympics. He has ever won a grand slam and his highest ATP rank is 9. But that should not take away from his amazing feat.
- The shortest and the tallest Tennis players: Oliver Rochus has been identified as the shortest player ever played in ATP Tour history. Oliver Rochus stands at 5’4” height and despite of this he was able to break into Top 25 tennis players of the world in 2005. Ivo Karlovic is the tallest recorded player in the ATP tour. He stands tall at 6’10” and it is highly surprising that his best weapon is Ace.
- Most losses by a Tennis player: Rainer Schuettler, who is also known as the last German player to reach a grand slam final holds this rather unwanted record of loosing 337 matches in ATP Tour, which is the most by any player in the history of the game.
- Most Appearances in Grand Slams: Fabrice Santoro holds this record with 70 Grand Slam tournament appearances in which 46 were consecutive ones. He is the only player who appeared for four different decades in Grand slams.
- Most double faults in a match: Marc Rosset holds this feat with 26 double faults against Michael Joyce in the 1995 Wimbledon game.
- Consecutive grand slam appearance: A 56 consecutive grand slam appearance between 1991 and 2004 makes Wayne Ferreira the most consecutive player to appear in grand slams.
- Youngest player to be in Top 25: Aaron Krickstein when he was 16 years old in the year 1983 became the youngest player to be in Top 25.
- Longest match ever played: Can you believe a tennis game would last for 11 hours and five minutes? Ask Nicolas Mahut and John Isner, who were involved in this epic game of tennis at the Wimbledon in 2010 when Isner won the game with the score line of 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68. No wonder Isner also holds the record of most aces in a single game.