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PSNELKE
04-11-2010, 05:32 AM
I think Croats and Americans have the best servers ever.
Although I think Americans are a bit better.

Anaconda
04-11-2010, 05:50 AM
Goran Ivanisevic and Ivo Karlovic are the best two servers ever. The fact that karlovic is on tour is enough proof to say he was the best.

dlk
04-11-2010, 05:55 AM
I think Croats and Americans have the best servers ever.
Although I think Americans are a bit better.

I agree the Americans edge the Croats. Mainly because of Sampress' dominance. Per capita, Croatia.

reversef
04-11-2010, 06:00 AM
Americans suck in this field. But not like Croatians. All of them have a monster serve. When I hear "Croatian player", I know that I don't want to watch that match. Tennis at its worst for me.

The-Champ
04-11-2010, 07:41 AM
I'm not trying to brag but Sweden has produced many good servers:

- J. Johansson
- M. Larsson
- Söderling
- Edberg
- Engqvist

Li Ching Yuen
04-11-2010, 07:44 AM
The Americans are all about banging it as hard as they possibly can.

Croats can do that too, and bring out the nasty angles as well, so I'll give it to them.

And yes, the Swedish players are also good.

Dream_On
04-11-2010, 07:47 AM
Spain produce many good servers
Nadal (He won a poll for the best serve so must be the best!!!)
Fererro
Ferrer
Robredo
Granollers

The exeption being Nicolas Almagro who's serve sucks.

Bud
04-11-2010, 07:48 AM
Spain produce many good servers
Nadal (He won a poll for the best serve so must be the best!!!)
Fererro
Ferrer
Robredo
Granollers

The exeption being Nicolas Almagro who's serve sucks.

I'd venture to say Almagro should be on that list before Nadal.

I like Nadal as a player... but his serve is not one of the stronger aspects of his game.

Mortifier
04-11-2010, 07:51 AM
I'd say that Spain produces pretty weak servers. Russia and France are better in my book. You should add Lopez to that book aswell.

darthpwner
04-11-2010, 07:54 AM
You can't go wrong with Russian women. Sharapova, Dementieva, and Kournikova are some of the best servers. Currently, Ivanovic is also one of the best servers. On the men's side, Guillermo Coria was the GOAT server.

Markov
04-11-2010, 07:57 AM
karlovic....

big bang
04-11-2010, 07:59 AM
Croats are way better than the rest at serving, every other country got a few big servers but pretty much all the Croats got huge serves!

SamSung
04-11-2010, 12:48 PM
I'm not trying to brag but Sweden has produced many good servers:

- J. Johansson
- M. Larsson
- Söderling
- Edberg
- Engqvist

So where are the Aussies ?
TheSwedes don't compare to:
Neale Fraser
John Newcombe
Wayne Arthurs
Mark Philippouissis
Pat Rafter

Apart from Ivanisvic and Karlovic, the Croats have nothing special.

reversef
04-11-2010, 12:58 PM
Spain produce many good servers
Nadal (He won a poll for the best serve so must be the best!!!)
Fererro
Ferrer
Robredo
Granollers

The exeption being Nicolas Almagro who's serve sucks.

:shock: It's a joke, right? :) Almagro is actually quite a big server. Lopez too. But Spain is not known for his great servers. Nadal the best server? Even I, who don't like the big servers, would like him to become slightly better. It would help.

Mortifier
04-11-2010, 01:26 PM
"Apart from Ivanisvic and Karlovic, the Croats have nothing special."

Ancic. Ljubicic.

OKUSA
04-11-2010, 01:43 PM
Roddick, Sampras, McEnroe

Gorecki
04-11-2010, 01:45 PM
goran, marin, ljubo, mario


Croat is sinonim for ace in Tennis language...

dantespark33
04-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Roddick, Sampras, McEnroe

Also Isner has a huge serve.

pheonix6579
04-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Also Isner has a huge serve.

Querry as well.

edberg505
04-11-2010, 02:17 PM
So where are the Aussies ?
TheSwedes don't compare to:
Neale Fraser
John Newcombe
Wayne Arthurs
Mark Philippouissis
Pat Rafter

Apart from Ivanisvic and Karlovic, the Croats have nothing special.

You forgot Guccione!

big bang
04-11-2010, 02:50 PM
So where are the Aussies ?
TheSwedes don't compare to:
Neale Fraser
John Newcombe
Wayne Arthurs
Mark Philippouissis
Pat Rafter

Apart from Ivanisvic and Karlovic, the Croats have nothing special.

in recent years Arthurs, Phillippouissis and to some degree Rafter yes..
but compared to Croatia, Ivanisevic, Karlovic, Ancic, Ljubicic and Cilic. who can beat that???

Rock Strongo
04-11-2010, 02:56 PM
It's either Croatia or USA. For such a small country, Croatia has Karlovic, Ljubicic, Cilic, Ancic and Ivanisevic. USA has Roddick, Sampras, McEnroe(not big per se, but it did open up the court for an easy put away volley) Querrey, Isner, Dent, for the sake of being retro, Gonzales and probably many more. Since I can't decide which country has the best, I'll go for Sweden simple because we have and have had good servers, and because I'm swedish myself.

On an unrelated note: Federer is leading a poll on the ATP tour website on who's got the best serve in tennis today which is weird in a list with Karlovic, Isner, Roddickand I think it was Söderling.Worst part of it was that he had 69(!) percent of the votes! While he has a good serve, I think Karlovic has the best one today.

Dream_On
04-11-2010, 02:59 PM
I'd venture to say Almagro should be on that list before Nadal.

I like Nadal as a player... but his serve is not one of the stronger aspects of his game.
I was being sarcastic :shock:

:shock: It's a joke, right? :) Almagro is actually quite a big server. Lopez too. But Spain is not known for his great servers. Nadal the best server? Even I, who don't like the big servers, would like him to become slightly better. It would help.
Yeah its a joke.. forgot about lopez actually!

Dream_On
04-11-2010, 03:02 PM
It's either Croatia or USA. For such a small country, Croatia has Karlovic, Ljubicic, Cilic, Ancic and Ivanisevic. USA has Roddick, Sampras, McEnroe(not big per se, but it did open up the court for an easy put away volley) Querrey, Isner, Dent, for the sake of being retro, Gonzales and probably many more. Since I can't decide which country has the best, I'll go for Sweden simple because we have and have had good servers, and because I'm swedish myself.

On an unrelated note: Federer is leading a poll on the ATP tour website on who's got the best serve in tennis today which is weird in a list with Karlovic, Isner, Roddickand I think it was Söderling.Worst part of it was that he had 69(!) percent of the votes! While he has a good serve, I think Karlovic has the best one today.

Most people voting on that poll wont even know who Karlovic or Isner is..

NamRanger
04-11-2010, 03:04 PM
in recent years Arthurs, Phillippouissis and to some degree Rafter yes..
but compared to Croatia, Ivanisevic, Karlovic, Ancic, Ljubicic and Cilic. who can beat that???



USA has/had :


1. Sampras, topples anyone on that list. Karlovic and Ivanisevic may have stronger first serves on a good day, but Sampras by far has a much stronger 2nd serve than either of them.


2. Roddick, day in and day out the most consistent, one of the biggest, and by far underrated on this board. Everyone thinks it's about pure speed when he's nailing lines.


3. Todd Martin, one of the more underrated serves from the U.S. One he's in a rhythm he has a great serve, and great motion.


4. McEnroe, hands down one of the best serves if not the best serve of the 80s.


5. John Isner. Easily beats out anyone on that list but Karlovic and Goran.




That's not even including guys like Fish and Dent, both have great serves also.

big bang
04-11-2010, 03:17 PM
USA has/had :


1. Sampras, topples anyone on that list. Karlovic and Ivanisevic may have stronger first serves on a good day, but Sampras by far has a much stronger 2nd serve than either of them.


2. Roddick, day in and day out the most consistent, one of the biggest, and by far underrated on this board. Everyone thinks it's about pure speed when he's nailing lines.


3. Todd Martin, one of the more underrated serves from the U.S. One he's in a rhythm he has a great serve, and great motion.


4. McEnroe, hands down one of the best serves if not the best serve of the 80s.


5. John Isner. Easily beats out anyone on that list but Karlovic and Goran.




That's not even including guys like Fish and Dent, both have great serves also.

sure but only # 2 and 5 are active players, look at Croatia (only Ivanisevic retired). Im talking about today not in history. if you look at the number of Croatian pros they pretty much got huge serves all of them.

OKUSA
04-11-2010, 03:26 PM
well the poll says, best serve ever by nation

NamRanger
04-11-2010, 03:37 PM
sure but only # 2 and 5 are active players, look at Croatia (only Ivanisevic retired). Im talking about today not in history. if you look at the number of Croatian pros they pretty much got huge serves all of them.



I'm not saying they are better, but I'd say they match up to the Croatia serving team :D



I do have to admit, Croatia's players have much better kick serves than the American counter parts. Only Isner and Roddick really have good kickers on our side (Sampras really didn't have a kicker; it was more of a monster topspin serve that flew at you at 100+). Ljubicic, Ancic, Karlovic, and Goran all have disgustingly good spin serves.

JeMar
04-11-2010, 03:44 PM
Spain produce many good servers
Nadal (He won a poll for the best serve so must be the best!!!)
Fererro
Ferrer
Robredo
Granollers

The exeption being Nicolas Almagro who's serve sucks.

Robre...do?...

What?

pound cat
04-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Proportionally, Croats win hands down (population 4 million)

Ivanisevic, Ancic, Karlovic....

Boom...boom,...boom...

darthpwner
04-11-2010, 03:53 PM
I'm not saying they are better, but I'd say they match up to the Croatia serving team :D



I do have to admit, Croatia's players have much better kick serves than the American counter parts. Only Isner and Roddick really have good kickers on our side (Sampras really didn't have a kicker; it was more of a monster topspin serve that flew at you at 100+). Ljubicic, Ancic, Karlovic, and Goran all have disgustingly good spin serves.

Goran hit kick serves?:confused:

petetheileet
04-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Arthurs
Ball
Phillipousis
Rafter
Guccione

DudewithBabolat
04-11-2010, 04:00 PM
USA holds the world record for fastest serve: Roddick.

THESEXPISTOL
04-11-2010, 04:12 PM
goran, marin, ljubo, mario


Croat is sinonim for ace in Tennis language...

Quoted for truth.
I hope Mario makes some good runs this season.

Gorecki
04-12-2010, 12:32 AM
Quoted for truth.
I hope Mario makes some good runs this season.

spot on fellow country man...


ANCIC FTW...

Carsomyr
04-12-2010, 01:45 AM
Per capita, what about the Netherlands? Both Krajicek and especially Verkerk had great serves.