Sports The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time  

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List Rules Best tennis serves, ranked by power, finesse, and overall effectiveness

A crucial element to developing a dominant all-around tennis game is unquestionably having a powerful serve. This list consists of the best men's tennis serves of all time, taking into account the fastest tennis serves from guys like John Isner, Ivo Karlovic, and Andy Roddick, as well as the best spin serves from players such as Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. Many of the players on this list are also among the best men's tennis players of all time.

Go ahead and vote for which men's tennis players have the best serves of all time. Some tennis players rely on power and some rely on finesse, but who is the true best?

1
168 88
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pete Sampras United States of America

2
127 61
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Andy Roddick United States of America

3
132 66
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John Isner United States of America

4
175 97
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roger Federer Switzerland, South Africa

5
96 44
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

6
115 59
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivo Karlović Croatia

7
79 41
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Milos Raonic Canada

8
48 20
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Boris Becker West Germany, Germany

9
49 30
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

10
41 24
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Anderson South Africa

11
75 57
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

12
28 15
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Samuel Groth Australia

13
43 30
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mark Philippoussis Australia

14
46 33
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Richard Krajicek Netherlands

15
46 33
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stefan Edberg Sweden

16
51 39
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John McEnroe United States of America

17
26 16
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sam Querrey United States of America

18
36 28
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marin Čilić Croatia

19
23 15
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gilles Müller Luxembourg

20
28 21
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

21
17 11
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pancho Gonzales United States of America

22
18 13
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Patrick Rafter Australia

23
23 19
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

24
22 18
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gaël Monfils France

25
29 27
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

26
32 31
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

27
21 19
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Dominic Thiem Austria

28
14 13
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

29
23 24
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roscoe Tanner United States of America

30
13 13
Taylor Dent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Taylor Dent United States of America

31
12 12
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Jack Sock United States of America

32
20 22
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

33
19 21
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Greg Rusedski Canada, United Kingdom

34
16 18
Kevin Curren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Curren United States of America, South Africa

35
13 15
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

36
18 21
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivan Ljubičić Croatia

37
17 20
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Michael Stich Germany

38
17 20
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

39
19 23
Albano Olivetti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Albano Olivetti France

40
9 12
Slobodan Živojinović is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

41
8 11
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

42
8 11
Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bill Tilden United States of America

43
17 22
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marius Copil Romania

44
7 10
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Steve Denton United States of America

45
11 15
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

46
10 14
Reilly Opelka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Reilly Opelka United States of America

47
5 9
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine

48
9 14
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mardy Fish United States of America

49
13 19
Peter Luczak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Peter Luczak Australia

50
5 11
Ričardas Berankis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ričardas Berankis Lithuania