(July 27, 2013) ATLANTA, GA – The tallest final in history will go down at this year’s BB&T Atlanta Open. John Isner standing at 6’10” and Kevin Anderson at 6’8″ is a recipe for a serving war. Predicting the winner of this match is no easy task. Head to head, here are the stats that count.
Isner vs. Anderson
Aces 463 409
Double Faults 48 120
1st Serve Points Won 77% 75%
Break Points Faced 166 237
Break Points Saved 69% 65%
Service Games Won 88% 85%
Ist Serve Return Points Won 24% 30%
Break Opportunities 165 287
Break Points Converted 35% 39%
John Isner has an edge in aces, double faults, and break points faced while Kevin Anderson’s numbers are better in 1st serve return points won, break opportunities
and break points converted. In short, John may serve better, but Kevin returns better. Who’s going to win this match, your guess is as good as mine but I’ll make mine
anyway. With Isner leading the tour with the tiebreak record of 23-6 and the crowd behind him, my gut says Isner in 3 tie breaks, but I’m not putting my money on it!
By Tina Taylor-Brown, Special to Tennis Panorama