Raonic Fires 47 Aces At The Queen’s Club, Sets New Record

Milos Raonic (photo: Luke Walker/Getty Images for LTA)


On Monday, Milos Raonic set the record for the most aces hit in a best-of-three-set ATP Tour match (since 1991), delivering 47 aces in his 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-6(9) first-round victory over Cameron Norrie of Great Britain at the cinch Championships being held at The Queen’s Club in London.

The 33-year-old Canadian saved two match points during the match and surpassed the previous record held by Croatian Ivo Karlovic, who hit 45 aces in the 2015 Halle quarterfinals against Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic.

With the scoreline and having to save match points, I probably needed every single one of those,” Raonic said, quoted by the ATP website. “But my serve has always been the most important shot to me. This small record, it’s something special, something meaningful.

“I’m glad that behind that also stands a win because maybe I’d feel differently or maybe a bit more sour if I was to get that many free points and lose the match. So overall, a very positive thing and a fun stat to be proud of.”