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
239 110
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

2
191 87
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

3
193 98
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

4
165 93
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

5
139 78
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

6
218 152
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Switzerland, South Africa

7
71 42
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Switzerland

8
77 49
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

9
79 52
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
West Germany, Germany

10
57 31
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

11
76 54
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sweden

12
102 86
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Canada

13
59 45
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

14
44 30
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added United States of America

15
45 33
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Australia

16
49 38
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United Kingdom, Canada

17
67 65
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Netherlands

18
40 34
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bulgaria

19
42 38
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Germany

20
45 43
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

21
90 100
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

22
38 35
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

23
35 33
Taylor Dent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

24
33 33
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
33 38
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

26
52 67
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
South Africa

27
55 74
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

28
48 64
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

29
57 80
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

30
24 35
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

31
33 53
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Austria

32
32 56
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

33
27 48
Kevin Curren is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America, South Africa

34
20 39
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

35
20 39
Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

36
22 44
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

37
15 32
Geoff Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Geoff Brown Australia

38
34 65
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

39
18 38
Colin Dibley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

40
27 55
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Luxembourg

41
18 40
Dmitry Tursunov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

42
27 57
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

43
19 43
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

44
27 59
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Czech Republic

45
29 64
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

46
24 58
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
France

47
21 58
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

48
17 51
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

49
13 44
Marcin Matkowski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

50
19 59
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Romania