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John Isner re-entered the record books at Wimbledon on Friday as he became the all-time leading ace leader in ATP Tour history.

The American, whose epic 11-hour, five-minute match against Nicolas Mahut in 2010 is the longest tennis ever, smashed 24 aces in his third-round match against Italian Janik Sinar to overtake Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic at the top .

In the list of total aces since 1991, Isner holds 13,748, overtaking Karlovic, who has 13,728. Roger Federer is third on the all-time list, more than 2,000 behind.

Isner made his Wimbledon debut, 94 aces behind Karlovic, but scored 56 in his first-round win over Enzo Koukaud and 34 in his victory over two-time champion Andy Murray.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s match, Isner said it was a record he would look back with satisfaction at the end of the game.

“It’s not going to keep me in the Hall of Fame or anything like that, because that’s not me,” he said.

“But I’ll be the all-time leader. I’ll keep playing, keep adding to my total. I don’t think it’s a record – I don’t know if it’ll be broken. I can be there for a long time. It’s really great . It’s something I’m really proud of.”

Here are the top 10 ace leaders on the ATP Tour since 1991, according to the ATP:

  1. John Isner 13,748

  2. Ivo Karlovic 13,728

  3. Roger Federer 11,478

  4. Goran Ivancevic 10,237

  5. Feliciano Lopez 10155

  6. Andy Roddick 9,074

  7. Pete Sampras 8,858

  8. Sam Querrey 8,858

  9. Ivan Ljubi 8138

  10. Milos Raonic 8,136



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