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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?

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Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America
2
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
South Africa, Switzerland
3
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
4
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America
5
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America
6
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivo Karlović Croatia
7
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
West Germany, Germany
8
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sweden
9
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Canada
10
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia
11
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
12
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America
13
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Netherlands
14
Juan Martín del P... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
15
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United Kingdom, Canada
16
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Australia
17
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
South Africa
18
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Switzerland
19
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Samuel Groth Australia
20
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Michael Stich Germany
21
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia
22
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America
23
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America
24
Reilly Opelka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Reilly Opelka United States of America
25
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America