The stats behind Nick Kyrgios’ untouchable week of service in Washington | ATP circuit

Nick Kyrgios made Citi Open history on Sunday by becoming the first man to win the singles and doubles titles in the 53-year history of the ATP 500. But the Australian also made history with his flawless service performance in the singles competition.

With 64 consecutive service takes, Kyrgios has never been beaten during his title run, saving all 10 break points against him. He hit 96 aces this week, including a tournament-high 35 in the quarter-final against Frances Tiafoe – a 6-7(5), 7-6(12), 6-2 victory in which Kyrgios saved five balls of game.

The last time a player won an ATP Tour title without losing serve was in June, when Taylor Fritz won Eastbourne with 51 straight catches. The last player to do so with at least 64 service catches was Kenneth Carlsen, who won the Tokyo title in 2002 after winning 70 consecutive service games. Ivo Karlovic was the last man to win an ATP Tour title with at least 60 service catches and no breaks; he held 61 times winning the Bogota crown in 2013.

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For the 2022 season, Kyrgios leads the ATP Tour with a 94.42% retention rate, winning 423 of his 448 service games in 34 games, according to Infosys ATP Stats. Only John Isner (91.52%), Reilly Opelka (90.83%) and Hubert Hurkacz (90.13%) join him above the 90% threshold.

Kyrgios’ 538 aces this season are fifth on the ATP Tour, while his save percentage of 79.17 break points (95/120) leads the Tour. The Australian has won 79.25% of his first-serve points this year (fourth) and 56.35% of his second-serve points (third).

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