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?

1
145 72
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
117 55
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
110 51
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
108 50
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivo Karlović Croatia

5
158 85
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roger Federer Switzerland, South Africa

6
86 38
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

7
71 37
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Milos Raonic Canada

8
39 18
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Boris Becker West Germany, Germany

9
73 49
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

10
35 20
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Anderson South Africa

11
43 30
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stefan Edberg Sweden

12
40 29
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

13
43 32
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Richard Krajicek Netherlands

14
23 14
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sam Querrey United States of America

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23 14
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Samuel Groth Australia

16
39 30
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mark Philippoussis Australia

17
44 35
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John McEnroe United States of America

18
32 24
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marin Čilić Croatia

19
31 25
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

20
23 17
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

21
20 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 11
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Patrick Rafter Australia

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25 20
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

24
15 10
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pancho Gonzales United States of America

25
21 17
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gaël Monfils France

26
28 25
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

27
19 16
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Dominic Thiem Austria

28
14 12
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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13 12
Taylor Dent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Taylor Dent United States of America

30
21 21
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roscoe Tanner United States of America

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16 16
Kevin Curren is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Curren United States of America, South Africa

32
19 20
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

33
18 19
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivan Ljubičić Croatia

34
17 18
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

35
18 20
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
10 11
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Jack Sock United States of America

37
19 22
Albano Olivetti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Albano Olivetti France

38
12 14
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

39
16 19
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Michael Stich Germany

40
10 12
Reilly Opelka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Reilly Opelka United States of America

41
7 9
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Steve Denton United States of America

42
17 21
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marius Copil Romania

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10 13
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

44
9 12
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mardy Fish United States of America

45
8 11
Slobodan Živojinović is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

46
7 10
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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7 10
Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bill Tilden United States of America

48
13 18
Peter Luczak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Peter Luczak Australia

49
5 10
Ričardas Berankis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ričardas Berankis Lithuania

50
4 9
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine