T365 Recall: When Boris Becker served five aces in a row at 0-40 down

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When you talk about tennis’ BIG servers, it’s very likely that Boris Becker will not make the list.

The German legend is 36th on the ATP Tour‘s all-time aces list with 4,362.

On the face of it, that’s not many, although it’s worth remembering that Becker played relatively few matches in his career.

For example, former world number one Carlos Moya has 50 or so more aces than Becker, but in twice the amount of matches.

Also, Juan Martin del Potro, who is certainly considered to be a big server, has fewer aces from more matches.

Boris, then, whilst not a Pete Sampras, Goran Ivanisevic, Ivo Karlovic, or John Isner when it comes to players instantly associated with great serves, could more than hold his own.

And if you don’t believe us, just ask Andrei Medvedev.

Once, during a match in Perth, Medvedev had Becker seriously on the ropes at 0-40 down.

The rest, as they say, must be seen to be believed.

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