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?

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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
111 51
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John Isner United States of America

3
102 47
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Andy Roddick United States of America

4
147 79
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roger Federer Switzerland

5
79 37
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

6
95 50
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivo Karlović Croatia

7
64 35
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Milos Raonic Canada

8
68 44
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

9
33 18
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Anderson South Africa

10
31 17
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Boris Becker West Germany, Germany

11
42 29
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stefan Edberg Sweden

12
22 13
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sam Querrey United States of America

13
36 28
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

14
40 32
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Richard Krajicek Netherlands

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42 35
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John McEnroe United States of America

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28 21
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marin Čilić Croatia

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36 30
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mark Philippoussis Australia

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16 10
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Patrick Rafter Australia

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20 15
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

20
27 23
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

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17 14
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gilles Müller Luxembourg

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17 14
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Samuel Groth Australia

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13 10
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pancho Gonzales United States of America

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18 16
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Dominic Thiem Austria

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18 16
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gaël Monfils France

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26 25
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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13 11
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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21 20
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roscoe Tanner United States of America

The Best Women's Tennis Serves of All Time

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16 15
Kevin Curren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Curren United States of America, South Africa

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12 11
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

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19 19
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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18 19
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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18 19
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Greg Rusedski Canada, United Kingdom

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10 10
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Jack Sock United States of America

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17 18
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivan Ljubičić Croatia

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19 21
Albano Olivetti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Albano Olivetti France

37
10 11
Reilly Opelka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Reilly Opelka United States of America

38
16 18
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Michael Stich Germany

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9 10
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mardy Fish United States of America

40
7 8
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Steve Denton United States of America

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11 13
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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14 17
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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8 11
Slobodan Živojinović is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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

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13 18
Peter Luczak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Peter Luczak Australia

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6 10
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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8 13
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

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14 21
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marius Copil Romania

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8 14
Viktor Troicki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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10 17
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Neale Fraser Australia