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roddickfan90
02-24-2009, 01:25 AM
just want ur opinions on who is going to beat roddick 155mph serve. dont even bother saying karlovic's 153 out WIDE is faster bcuz roddick hit 3 153 out wide against hewitt in queens 04.

tahiti
02-24-2009, 01:33 AM
I don't care how fast his service is or whether he holds the record. Serving obviously doesn't win a match entirely. I want Andy to improve his H2H against Roger.

Underhand
02-24-2009, 01:54 AM
Donald Young will win the US Open with a 170mph ace.

Andres
02-24-2009, 02:29 AM
There are five guys not named Roddick who can serve in the 150 mph range:

Roddick at 155
**************
Guccione at 154
Karlovic at 153
Dent at 153
Isner at 151
Lopez at 150

I don't see Feli Lopez hitting another 150, and I don't think Dent's shoulder can stand that kind of heat anymore.

I'd say Karlovic or Isner. Karlovic apparently switched to a Babolat a month ago... and perhaps that'll give him those extra 2 mph to shatter A-Rod's record.

roddickfan90
02-24-2009, 02:37 AM
when did guccione hit 154

Andres
02-24-2009, 02:39 AM
when did guccione hit 154
Davis Cup 2005 or 2006.
2005, I believe. I should look it up. He clocked a 248 km/h serve.

cknobman
02-24-2009, 11:18 AM
Since no one has actually answered the OP question I will:

I give it 3-5 more years tops.

babolat141
02-24-2009, 11:24 AM
when i first saw this thread go past my eyes i thought it said "Roddicks 155 mph serve broken" I was like no way but nevermind.

Daycrawler
02-24-2009, 11:27 AM
If i remember right, the balls they use now are heavier than back when he hit 155. I don't think it'll ever be broken because they will continue to use heavier balls to slow the game down.

adlis
02-24-2009, 02:05 PM
If i remember right, the balls they use now are heavier than back when he hit 155. I don't think it'll ever be broken because they will continue to use heavier balls to slow the game down.


put the crack pipe away dude.
The ball used to hit the 155mph serve was the WILSON "U.S. Open Extra Duty" ball.

http://i44.tinypic.com/1z53dc4.jpg

Moose Malloy
02-24-2009, 02:40 PM
just want ur opinions on who is going to beat roddick 155mph serve. dont even bother saying karlovic's 153 out WIDE is faster bcuz roddick hit 3 153 out wide against hewitt in queens 04.

Davis Cup 2005 or 2006.
2005, I believe. I should look it up. He clocked a 248 km/h serve.

Queens & Davis Cup are, not coincidently, the only events on tour that use a different radar gun(getronic?)
you can't consider these legit records when the players themselves(Roddick included) joke about the radar gun readings at these events. Everyone is clocked 5-10 mph more at these events.

Didn't Agassi hit 135 at Queens one year?

jimstorm
02-24-2009, 02:44 PM
It wont happen unless players start taking steroids again. just my guess.

Dan007
02-24-2009, 03:04 PM
There are five guys not named Roddick who can serve in the 150 mph range:

Roddick at 155
**************
Guccione at 154
Karlovic at 153
Dent at 153
Isner at 151
Lopez at 150

I don't see Feli Lopez hitting another 150, and I don't think Dent's shoulder can stand that kind of heat anymore.

I'd say Karlovic or Isner. Karlovic apparently switched to a Babolat a month ago... and perhaps that'll give him those extra 2 mph to shatter A-Rod's record.

Actually the babolat he is using right now is lot less powerful compared to the head fxp instinct he use to use.

flying24
02-24-2009, 03:13 PM
I think Karlovic definitely has that opportunity. Roddick also has the opportunity to break his own record. Gucionne and Isner are pretty young still AFAIK so both are definitely capable perhaps as well.

10sfreak
02-24-2009, 04:21 PM
^^^AFAIK - As Far As I Know

Andres
02-25-2009, 02:29 AM
Queens & Davis Cup are, not coincidently, the only events on tour that use a different radar gun(getronic?)
you can't consider these legit records when the players themselves(Roddick included) joke about the radar gun readings at these events. Everyone is clocked 5-10 mph more at these events.

Didn't Agassi hit 135 at Queens one year?
Well, at least, Ivo hit his 153 mph at Nottingham ;)

And yeah, Davis Cup and Queens both use Getronics guns. I couldn't say if those guns are jacked up, or simply plain more accurate.

ericsson
02-25-2009, 02:59 AM
I think it's quite unique what Roddick did/does, i mean he's a big guy but not very big, Karlovic, Isner, Guccione, these are GIANTS compared to Andy and still he hits harder, exceptional...

ps: theoretically these giants should hit harder, not Andy.

Daycrawler
02-26-2009, 07:02 AM
put the crack pipe away dude.
The ball used to hit the 155mph serve was the WILSON "U.S. Open Extra Duty" ball.

http://i44.tinypic.com/1z53dc4.jpg
When was this?

SchreckTennis
02-26-2009, 07:35 AM
I think it's quite unique what Roddick did/does, i mean he's a big guy but not very big, Karlovic, Isner, Guccione, these are GIANTS compared to Andy and still he hits harder, exceptional...

ps: theoretically these giants should hit harder, not Andy.

I think theoretically anybody can generate a FAST serve regardless of height, but the taller you are, the more options for placement you have to put your serve. But I find it pretty outstanding that an averaged height Roddick and produce such speed AND get it in with his height- the window for that is fairly small.

jazar
02-26-2009, 08:56 AM
There are five guys not named Roddick who can serve in the 150 mph range:

Roddick at 155
**************
Guccione at 154
Karlovic at 153
Dent at 153
Isner at 151
Lopez at 150



i believe ilia bozoljac has served in the 150s as well

vbranis
02-26-2009, 08:57 AM
Andy's racquet head speed on the serve is just amazing. That's the key to his serve, despite his shorter height.

Tennis_Monk
02-26-2009, 05:48 PM
just want ur opinions on who is going to beat roddick 155mph serve. dont even bother saying karlovic's 153 out WIDE is faster bcuz roddick hit 3 153 out wide against hewitt in queens 04.

Since you asked for my opinion, it will be atleast 3-4 yrs. How do i know? because thats when i will turn Pro and will start hitting the serves in the speed our TW posters want.

Jokes aside (assuming above is a joke),i think it will be the next wave of players that will beat that record.

Noveson
02-26-2009, 06:53 PM
Andy's racquet head speed on the serve is just amazing. That's the key to his serve, despite his shorter height.

Yah think?

vbranis
02-26-2009, 06:59 PM
Yah think?

Some things should be emphasized for those who wonder why Roddick is serving faster than guys 5+ inches taller.

lovethetriangle
02-26-2009, 07:23 PM
I think Karlovic definitely has that opportunity. Roddick also has the opportunity to break his own record. Gucionne and Isner are pretty young still AFAIK so both are definitely capable perhaps as well.



why the **** can't you just say as far as i know!!!

Fay
02-26-2009, 07:59 PM
this is not Andy in the photo, but a screen shot off a tennis iPod clip ...

I feel a bit sad that as hard as Andy has worked that he hasn't done better. But bully for him for winning US Open.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/fayskelley/Roddick.jpg

Schills
02-26-2009, 08:20 PM
I think theoretically anybody can generate a FAST serve regardless of height, but the taller you are, the more options for placement you have to put your serve. But I find it pretty outstanding that an averaged height Roddick and produce such speed AND get it in with his height- the window for that is fairly small.


Roddick may not be as tall as the others, but let us not forget that his racket is longer.

tennisdad65
02-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Roddick may not be as tall as the others, but let us not forget that his racket is longer.

and he jumps up into his serve 3-4 inches more than karlovic or isner do.. :)

Ocean Drive
03-01-2009, 02:17 AM
I think theoretically anybody can generate a FAST serve regardless of height, but the taller you are, the more options for placement you have to put your serve. But I find it pretty outstanding that an averaged height Roddick and produce such speed AND get it in with his height- the window for that is fairly small.

6'2'' is quite tall, not a giant but its not average height.

Andres
03-01-2009, 08:13 AM
i believe ilia bozoljac has served in the 150s as well
You're right. He hit a 153 mph one. Thanks for the reminder :)