Most of us have inflicted or received a “bagel” set on the courts; but have you ever heard of a Perfect/Golden Set?
Thanks for a tip from Keith Butterfield, we know that only one professional player in the history of Open Tennis has won a set where he DID NOT LOSE A SINGLE POINT.
That player? American Bill Scanlon did it in 1983 against Marcos Hocevar of Brazil in the first round of the WCT Gold Coast Classic at Delray Beach, Florida.
Scanlon had won the first set 6-2, but then cruised into The Guinness Book of World Records and the Tennis Hall of Fame by winning the second set 6-0, without dropping a single point.
Talk about being in The Zone!