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Fewest games = winner of the match also won the tournament. Men. There have been at least 17 best-of-five-set matches which have lasted 18 games (6–0, 6–0, 6–0) in the Open era. This is the shortest possible length for a best-of-five-set men's singles match without retirements or defaults.
Serving at 1-5 in the deciding set against Lucas Pouille in the second round in Stuttgart 2019, Daniil Medvedev blasted four aces in 29 seconds!
One of the shortest matches was between Fred Perry and Baron Gottfried von Cramm in Wimbledon in 1936 which a lasted a total of 40mins. Perry defeated Gottfried with a score of 6-1, 6-1, 6-0.
Oct 12, 2011. #1. Tsonga vs Karlovic (Wimbledon) It was a couple years ago I think. It's the fastest game I've ever seen. Can't find it anywhere on youtube for footage, but it was surely under 30s. You would think Karlovic would be the one with the fastest game due to his serve, but Tsonga was just really frustrated and couldn't wait to get his match over with I think.
Nevertheless, this has gotta be way up there. I guess any 4 first serve aces game is going to be really fast, but I wonder which has been the fastest. On a related note, I really think Fed might be the player I've seen with the most sub-60 second games. Sampras must be up there, too.
2012 Busan Open Challenger Tennis: Singles 2R: 2: Albano Olivetti: 257.5 km/h (160.0 mph) 2012 Internazionali Trofeo Lame Perrel–Faip: Singles 1R: 3: John Isner: 253.0 km/h (157.2 mph) 2016 Davis Cup: Singles 1R 4: Ivo Karlović: 251.0 km/h (156.0 mph) 2011 Davis Cup: Doubles 1R Jerzy Janowicz: 251.0 km/h (156.0 mph) 2012 Pekao Szczecin Open
The fastest recorded tennis serve is about 260km/h but smash is far easier to do and shoot with far higher velocity. I am trying to find the maximum speed tennis players are able to shoot the ball and I feel the shot is smash, not serving. Correct me please if I am wrong.