Wednesday, December 7, 2022

What is an Ace in Tennis?

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Sometimes while watching a sport we cannot enjoy it fully because we have a lack of knowledge of its rules, regulations, and terminology. This lack of knowledge about a certain sport always makes us handicapped and we just leave that sport in the middle and change the television channel. But what if we get a chance to understand the rule, regulation and the terminology in the easiest way possible? Well then most of us will be happy to lend an ear to understand the game so that next time we come across it we could enjoy it right?

In exactly the same way we at Sporticious today are going to explain the basic tennis terminology of ‘Ace’. You have often heard of this term while watching an ongoing tennis game, so let us know in an easiest possible way that what is ‘Ace’ in Tennis?

Ace In Tennis

What is an Ace in Tennis?

If you are fond of a card game then you must be aware of the card ‘Ace’ which is the heaviest card in a card game and no one can have a higher value than that Ace. In other words, the Ace is unanswerable. Similarly, in simple terms of explanation, ‘Ace’ in tennis suggests the same. How? Let us further explain it in detail.

In the game of tennis, as we all know to start a new game, a new point, a new game or a new set the player has to serve the ball towards his or her opponent right? Normally, when a player serves his or her opponent returns the serve with a volley and ultimately they fight for a point via a rally and the player who couldn’t respond to a shot or a volley loses the point.

But just think if a valid serve by a player is not returned by his or her opponent then? His or her serve is so strong that his or her opponent is not able to even reach the serve and he or she can’t even touch that serve and the tennis ball goes crashing into the back of the tennis court? This exactly what Ace is all about!

In simpler words: “An Ace in Tennis is a valid serve which is not returned or replied”.

Top men and women who have the most aces in tennis in a single game

Top 5 Ace Scorers in a Single Game (Men)

  1. John Isner Vs Nicholas Mahut – 113 Aces
  2. Nicholas Mahut Vs John Isner – 103 Aces
  3. Ivo Karlovic Vs Radek Stepanek – 78 Aces
  4. Ivo Karlovic Vs Horacio Zeballos – 75 Aces
  5. Reilly Opelka Vs Thomas Fabbiano – 67 Aces

Top 5 Ace Scorers in a Single Game (Women)

  1. Kristyna Pliskova Vs Monica Puig – 31 Aces
  2. Sabine Lisicki Vs Belinda Bencic – 27 Aces
  3. Kaia Kanepi Vs Lucie Safarova – 24 Aces
  4. Serena Williams Vs Victoria Azarenka – 24 Aces
  5. Serena Williams Vs Zheng Jie – 23 Aces
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