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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80 39
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
67 31
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivo Karlović Croatia

3
93 51
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roger Federer Switzerland

4
64 31
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John Isner United States of America

5
47 21
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

6
52 25
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Andy Roddick United States of America

7
45 24
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Nick Kyrgios Australia

8
31 14
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stefan Edberg Sweden

9
36 23
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Milos Raonic Canada

10
31 19
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Richard Krajicek Netherlands

11
17 7
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Anderson South Africa

12
29 19
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John McEnroe United States of America

13
23 14
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

14
27 18
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mark Philippoussis Australia

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15
17 9
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

16
8 2
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Patrick Rafter Australia

17
14 8
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Boris Becker Germany, West Germany

18
14 8
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivan Ljubičić Croatia

19
17 13
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roscoe Tanner United States of America

20
17 13
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

21
10 6
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sam Querrey United States of America

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22
16 13
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marin Čilić Croatia

23
11 8
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gilles Müller Luxembourg

24
16 14
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

25
15 13
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

26
14 12
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Michael Stich Germany

27
12 10
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

28
11 9
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

Best Current Men's Tennis Serves

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10 8
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

30
9 7
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

31
8 6
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Samuel Groth Australia

32
6 4
Taylor Dent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Taylor Dent United States of America

33
3 1
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Jack Sock United States of America

34
17 16
Albano Olivetti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Albano Olivetti France

35
15 14
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Greg Rusedski Canada, United Kingdom

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36
6 5
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pancho Gonzales United States of America

37
5 4
Slobodan Živojinović is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

38
5 4
Reilly Opelka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Reilly Opelka United States of America

39
1 0
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine

40
10 10
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Neale Fraser Australia

41
8 8
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Dominic Thiem Austria

42
13 14
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marius Copil Romania

Best Current Women's Tennis Serves

43
11 12
Peter Luczak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Peter Luczak Australia

44
8 9
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gaël Monfils France

45
2 3
Ričardas Berankis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ričardas Berankis Lithuania

46
5 7
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

47
5 7
Marcin Matkowski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

48
3 5
Lukáš Rosol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Lukáš Rosol Czech Republic

49
3 5
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mardy Fish United States of America

50
3 5
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Steve Denton United States of America