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
238 109
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

2
190 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
192 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
164 93
Ivo Karlović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

5
138 78
Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

6
218 151
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Switzerland, South Africa

7
71 41
Stanislas Wawrinka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Switzerland

8
79 51
Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
West Germany, Germany

9
57 30
Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

10
76 49
Mark Philippoussis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

11
76 53
Stefan Edberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Sweden

12
101 86
Milos Raonic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Canada

13
44 29
Jack Sock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bart Cartman added United States of America

14
58 45
Samuel Groth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

15
45 32
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 37
Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United Kingdom, Canada

17
67 64
Richard Krajicek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Netherlands

18
40 33
Grigor Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Bulgaria

19
42 37
Michael Stich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Germany

20
38 34
Joachim Johansson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

21
44 43
Sam Querrey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

22
89 100
Nick Kyrgios is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

23
35 32
Taylor Dent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

24
32 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 37
Pancho Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

26
51 67
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
South Africa

27
54 74
Juan Martín del Potro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

28
47 64
Marin Čilić is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Croatia

29
57 79
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 34
Thomas Johansson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

31
32 53
Dominic Thiem is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Austria

32
32 55
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 47
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 38
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 38
Bill Tilden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

36
15 31
Geoff Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Geoff Brown Australia

37
22 43
Neale Fraser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

38
18 37
Colin Dibley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Australia

39
33 65
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

40
18 39
Dmitry Tursunov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

41
19 42
Mardy Fish is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
United States of America

42
26 55
Gilles Müller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time
Luxembourg

43
27 57
Jerzy Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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