Everyone knows that Roger Federer is a finely-tuned machine. But it’s hard to imagine him being this efficient. During yesterday’s third round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov, Federer smashed through a game in just 47 seconds. That’s right, forty-seven.
To give you a sense of how fast that is, a recent GIG study found that Andy Murray recorded the slowest time between serves at an Australian Open, taking 42.46 seconds. So in the time it took Andy Murray to finish one point and start another, Roger Federer had pretty much wrapped up the game.
In terms of records, it’s almost impossible to work out what the fastest service game of all time is. A cursory search of the interweb found that Stan Wawrinka won this one in 46 seconds, which is a smidgin speedier.
Needless to say, with Roger in that kind of form her blew the Ukrainian away in the third round match. Federer wrapped up the win 6-4 6-2 in exactly one hour, setting up a quarterfinal clash with Richard Gasquet.
Oh, and if you want to see how good Roger was yesterday, check this out: