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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1
76 33
Andy Roddick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Andy Roddick United States of America

2
115 63
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roger Federer Switzerland, South Africa

3
81 39
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
96 50
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pete Sampras United States of America

5
78 42
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivo Karlović Croatia

6
53 26
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Milos Raonic Canada

7
58 31
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

8
55 31
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

9
35 21
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stefan Edberg Sweden

10
30 18
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

11
24 15
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

12
20 12
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Boris Becker West Germany, Germany

13
23 17
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marin Čilić Croatia

14
16 10
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

Best Current Men's Tennis Serves

15
33 28
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
33 28
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Richard Krajicek Netherlands

17
19 14
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Anderson South Africa

18
9 4
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Jack Sock United States of America

19
15 11
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Dominic Thiem Austria

20
11 7
Patrick Rafter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added Patrick Rafter Australia

21
28 25
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mark Philippoussis Australia

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22
21 18
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland

23
15 12
Gaël Monfils is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gaël Monfils France

24
16 14
Tomáš Berdych is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic

25
13 12
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Gilles Müller Luxembourg

26
11 10
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Samuel Groth Australia

27
10 9
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Pancho Gonzales United States of America

28
10 9
Taylor Dent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Taylor Dent United States of America

The Best Women's Tennis Serves of All Time

29
15 15
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Ivan Ljubičić Croatia

30
10 10
Fernando Verdasco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

31
17 18
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

32
13 14
Kevin Curren is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Kevin Curren United States of America, South Africa

33
18 20
Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Roscoe Tanner United States of America

34
18 20
Albano Olivetti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Albano Olivetti France

35
8 9
Reilly Opelka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Reilly Opelka United States of America

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
16 19
Feliciano López is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

37
14 17
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Michael Stich Germany

38
7 9
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Mardy Fish United States of America

39
12 15
Ernests Gulbis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

40
5 7
Steve Denton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Steve Denton United States of America

41
15 19
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Greg Rusedski Canada, United Kingdom

42
9 12
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

The Tallest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked

43
10 15
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Neale Fraser Australia

44
13 19
Marius Copil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Marius Copil Romania

45
11 17
Peter Luczak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Peter Luczak Australia

46
6 11
Viktor Troicki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

47
5 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
5 10
Slobodan Živojinović is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

49
6 12
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria

50
1 6
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