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?

list ordered by

1
150 72
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

2
193 102
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Switzerland

3
178 97
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

4
139 71
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

5
126 63
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

6
104 50
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

7
84 47
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Canada

8
50 27
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
West Germany, Germany

9
46 29
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
South Africa

10
80 62
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

11
51 37
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

12
46 34
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

13
31 20
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

14
54 43
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

15
47 37
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Netherlands

16
47 37
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sweden

17
39 31
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

18
27 19
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

19
26 21
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Czech Republic

20
24 19
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Luxembourg

21
29 26
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

22
18 14
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

23
18 16
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Australia

24
23 22
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
France

25
23 22
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Austria

26
30 30
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

27
32 34
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Switzerland

28
20 23
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United Kingdom, Canada

29
15 17
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

30
14 16
Taylor Dent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

31
23 27
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

32
21 25
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

33
14 17
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

34
13 16
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added United States of America

35
18 23
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

36
9 12
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

37
16 21
Kevin Curren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America, South Africa

38
18 24
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

39
10 14
Slobodan Živojinović is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

40
17 23
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Germany

41
9 13
Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

42
8 12
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

43
19 26
Albano Olivetti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Albano Olivetti France

44
11 16
Reilly Opelka is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Reilly Opelka United States of America

45
10 15
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

46
17 25
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Romania

47
12 19
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bulgaria

48
13 21
Peter Luczak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Peter Luczak Australia

49
10 18
Viktor Troicki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

50
5 12
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Ukraine