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
179 98
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roger Federer Switzerland, South Africa

2
171 93
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pete Sampras United States of America

3
135 69
John Isner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
John Isner United States of America

4
130 66
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Andy Roddick United States of America

5
99 47
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

6
117 63
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivo Karlović Croatia

7
80 44
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Milos Raonic Canada

8
49 23
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Boris Becker Germany, West Germany

9
43 26
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Anderson South Africa

10
49 32
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

11
77 59
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

12
44 32
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mark Philippoussis Australia

13
46 34
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Richard Krajicek Netherlands

14
46 34
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stefan Edberg Sweden

15
52 40
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

16
28 17
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Samuel Groth Australia

17
26 17
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sam Querrey United States of America

18
37 29
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marin Čilić Croatia

19
23 16
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gilles Müller Luxembourg

20
28 22
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

21
17 12
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pancho Gonzales United States of America

22
23 19
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gaël Monfils France

23
18 14
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Patrick Rafter Australia

24
23 20
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Dominic Thiem Austria

25
23 20
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

26
30 28
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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

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

29
23 25
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roscoe Tanner United States of America

30
13 14
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

31
20 23
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

32
19 22
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Greg Rusedski Canada, United Kingdom

33
12 14
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
16 19
Kevin Curren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Curren United States of America, South Africa

35
18 22
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivan Ljubičić Croatia

36
13 16
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

37
17 21
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Michael Stich Germany

38
17 21
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

39
19 24
Albano Olivetti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Albano Olivetti France

40
9 12
Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bill Tilden United States of America

41
9 13
Slobodan Živojinović is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

42
17 23
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marius Copil Romania

43
8 12
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

44
7 11
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Steve Denton United States of America

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

46
11 17
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

47
13 20
Peter Luczak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Peter Luczak Australia

48
9 15
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mardy Fish United States of America

49
5 10
Alexandr Dolgopolov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine

50
5 12
Ričardas Berankis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ričardas Berankis Lithuania