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Andres
02-12-2006, 10:36 AM
Chris Guccione had just blast a 155 mph serve against G. Bastl in his David Cup rubber!

Previously, he blasted a 152.5 mph!!

IMPRESSIVE!!!

VGP
02-12-2006, 10:37 AM
But did he win the point?

West Coast Ace
02-12-2006, 10:38 AM
I hope no linesperson or ballkid got in the way of that one. That would leave more than a mark.

Andres
02-12-2006, 10:39 AM
I can't say... It's an important point of the match, and I don't want to spoil it :p

If I tell you what happened with that point, I tell you what happened in the match :p

ACE of Hearts
02-12-2006, 10:43 AM
Nasty stuff, thats all i can say.:) It was a record day.

smileblue27
02-12-2006, 10:54 AM
Nasty Stuff, i hope no one was in the way. I got hit in the pills by a serve that was probably just over 100mph, and now Im looking into adoption to have kids. 155 MPH= instant sex change. OUCH!!!!!!!

vllockhart
02-12-2006, 10:56 AM
Chris Guccione had just blast a 155 mph serve against G. Bastl in his David Cup rubber!

Previously, he blasted a 152.5 mph!!

IMPRESSIVE!!!

That's sick. Some of this has to be the more powerful racquets.

Volly master
02-12-2006, 10:57 AM
it was a good day for him, finally breaking a loosing streak haha.

now he isnt useless anymore. isnt he like 19 or something?

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:02 AM
That's sick. Some of this has to be the more powerful racquets.

Have you ever seen this kid serve? He's huge!! (6'7'').
It's like saying Ivo Karlovic is getting all those aces because of his racquet :)

He averaged 212 kmh on his first serve... that's 132.5 mph ;)
And add 37 aces to his personal account :)

vllockhart
02-12-2006, 11:04 AM
Have you ever seen this kid serve? He's huge!! (6'7'').
It's like saying Ivo Karlovic is getting all those aces because of his racquet :)

He averaged 212 kmh on his first serve... that's 132.5 mph ;)
And add 37 aces to his personal account :)

I've never even heard of the guy, so no, I haven't seen him. I see your point, but I still think the racquets do help. Do u think he could hit 155mph with a wood racquet?

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:09 AM
A couple of years ago, a research was done about serving with woodies and modern racquets. The server was M. Philippoussis.

The results were, on average, 124 mph on the modern racquets and 122 mph with the woodies. So, there's no much difference about that.

Anyway, I think a woodie would crash because of the inmense power and inertia of a serve like that...

arnz
02-12-2006, 11:12 AM
More power, more speed makes football, basketball, boxing, car racing more exciting.

Its funny how more speed and power makes tennis less exciting to watch for me. In my opinion, guys like Sampras etc. are boring, watching them serve someone to death. I'd rather watch Roger anyday

vllockhart
02-12-2006, 11:16 AM
A couple of years ago, a research was done about serving with woodies and modern racquets. The server was M. Philippoussis.

The results were, on average, 124 mph on the modern racquets and 122 mph with the woodies. So, there's no much difference about that.

Anyway, I think a woodie would crash because of the inmense power and inertia of a serve like that...

Well, that answers that.

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 11:17 AM
Andres, what kind of frame does he use? Babolat?

VGP
02-12-2006, 11:19 AM
Sucks for Andy. What else can he lay claim to? The visor trend of '03?

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:20 AM
ATPtennis.com doesn't list it, cause Chris is way below the Top100 (around #150)

They doesn't have a picture for him either :P

Let me find it out and I'll post it as soon as I can ;)

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:21 AM
Doesn't that look like a Babolat Pure Drive?

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/homearticle/DC_5418_homearticle.JPG

Grinder
02-12-2006, 11:22 AM
Not quite 155, 154 ;)

So Andy's record is safe by 1 MPH for now.

legolas
02-12-2006, 11:22 AM
Sucks for Andy. What else can he lay claim to? The visor trend of '03?
lol

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 11:24 AM
Sucks for Andy. What else can he lay claim to? The visor trend of '03?Andy could just have a special frame strung with all gut just for the purpose of breaking the current record serve. He could just use it towards the end of a match when he's walking through an opponent with ease. That's what I would do if I were him because like you said VGP, "What else can he lay claim to?"

Good day now. 8)

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:25 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1073878040246_2004/01/16/240guccione.jpg

No, not a Babolat :p

And 248 kmh is exactly 155 mph :)

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:29 AM
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2004adidas/011304CG.html

Nope, officially, not a Babolat :)

Q. Have you got good sponsorship? If not, do you think this match will help?

CHRIS GUCCIONE: My racquet sponsors are Wilson. They've been a huge help to me. I just get racquets, great racquets. Clipstringer supply me with string. Nike's been helping me out a bit. They're all great.

tiamat
02-12-2006, 11:38 AM
Hey guys, I remember there was an issue about apparently different radar guns used during Davis Cup and Tour maches, with reported speed readings higher in the former.

Isn't it just another example?

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:40 AM
Roddick's record was also in Davis Cup, so it's pretty much the same :)

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 11:54 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1073878040246_2004/01/16/240guccione.jpg

No, not a Babolat

And 248 kmh is exactly 155 mphThanks. I was just curious. I have never seen him play or have seen his racquet before. I too am a Wilson man. I guess I won't be switching any time soon. :p

Good day now. 8)

Andres
02-12-2006, 11:56 AM
I also am a Wilson man.
I think I'm never going to replace my PS 6.1. It's just too good ;)

Grinder
02-12-2006, 11:56 AM
248 kilometers = 154.100056 mi
;)

VGP
02-12-2006, 12:00 PM
Doesn't that look like a Babolat Pure Drive?

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/homearticle/DC_5418_homearticle.JPG


It's probably an nBlade or a nBlade PJ.

DashaandSafin
02-12-2006, 12:01 PM
I heard that Roddick could serve upwards of 160 but during matches he chooses not to becuase the probability of that getting in is less than 20% (an all out serve).

Andres
02-12-2006, 12:02 PM
Roddick's serve is listed as 248 km/h, also ;)
Then, both are at 154.100056 mph :)

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 12:22 PM
I also am a Wilson man.
I think I'm never going to replace my PS 6.1. It's just too good ;)You seem to be a pretty serious player. Why don't you use the PS 6.0 85? :confused:

devila
02-12-2006, 01:45 PM
An underhanded serve is more deceptive and harder to return than a lame 160 mph one. Of course, Roddick's nothing but a serve, so Brad Gibert's service should be procurred again.

devila
02-12-2006, 01:46 PM
An underhanded serve is more deceptive and harder to return than a lame 160 mph one. Of course, Roddick's nothing but a serve, so Brad Gibert's service should be procured again.

fishuuuuu
02-12-2006, 01:55 PM
An underhanded serve is more deceptive and harder to return than a lame 160 mph one. Of course, Roddick's nothing but a serve, so Brad Gibert's service should be procurred again.

This doesn't make very much sense.

Andres
02-12-2006, 01:57 PM
You seem to be a pretty serious player. Why don't you use the PS 6.0 85? :confused:

Because I CAN'T GET IT in Argentina.
Plus, I'm very happy with this one :)

devila
02-12-2006, 02:13 PM
Brad Gilbert grinned and bragged that it won't be long til Roddick reaches 160 mph. This week, he told BBC that Roddick collapsed to #3 because Federer and Nadal stopped him. Those early round losses had nothing to do with them.
He's one dimensional to everyone, including Brad.

sexmachine
02-12-2006, 02:15 PM
Devila u've been talking up a storm on all these posts.... Whats ur atp ranking....? How many grand slams....? How many major tournaments....? How many minor pro....?

Shiro
02-12-2006, 02:18 PM
An underhanded serve is more deceptive and harder to return than a lame 160 mph one. Of course, Roddick's nothing but a serve, so Brad Gibert's service should be procured again.

Have you ever made any sense?? You won't even feel the wind of a 160 that's how fast the sucker will fly by.

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 02:24 PM
Because I CAN'T GET IT in Argentina.
Plus, I'm very happy with this one :)I thought TW ships worldwide?

Andres, I have a quesion for you. I haven't played with a 6.1 nor do I know much about them. I do think that they are pretty similar to the PS 6.0's though. The 6.0's are filled with foam inside the grahite/kevlar fibers to dampen the vibrations. That sucks because it also muffles the "POCK - BOOM - CRACK" sound on the monster serves and groundstrokes. My question to you is: Does your 6.1 muffle the sonicboom-like sound as well?

I might switch over to an nCode 90 or another 90" head frame because of this. I like a frame that looks good, has great dynamics, performs well, and it also has to have an intimidating sound. For instance, if you were to hit a 200 MPH serve and it sounded like a golf club drive ["ping" or "toop"] then I bet the serve wouldn't really be "perceived" as a big serve, even though there techically is a lot of pace on the ball. It would look slower to the server and returner and it would "feel" slower to the server. Do you understand what I am saying?

devila
02-12-2006, 02:29 PM
Yet, Agassi returned Roddick's 153 mph serve and won the point. Placement wasn't too good. He had to save match point on grass against Agassi.
If Roddick served underhanded sometimes, he'd win a lot more.
Michael Chang served that way and won his lone Slam on clay.

The poor depth and god awful placement of his kick serves were easy for Ivo Karlovic to block back.

Double faults and bad line calls in their recent match also made Roddick's ego deflate.

grimmbomb21
02-12-2006, 02:42 PM
Yet, Agassi returned Roddick's 153 mph serve and won the point. Placement wasn't too good. He had to save match point on grass against Agassi.
If Roddick served underhanded sometimes, he'd win a lot more.
Michael Chang served that way and won his lone Slam on clay.

The poor depth and god awful placement of his kick serves were easy for Ivo Karlovic to block back.

Double faults and bad line calls in their recent match also made Roddick's ego deflate.

You remind me of the Miami Dolphins kicker on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.:mrgreen:

I mean, damn. Did Roddick beat you in the juniors or something? Have an affair with one of your parents and cause them to split up?

"Die Dan! Die! Laces Out!!"

btw. Just joking about the parents comment. Please don't put me next to roddick on your hit list.:(

Andres
02-12-2006, 02:44 PM
I thought TW ships worldwide?

Andres, I have a quesion for you. I haven't played with a 6.1 nor do I know much about them. I do think that they are pretty similar to the PS 6.0's though. The 6.0's are filled with foam inside the grahite/kevlar fibers to dampen the vibrations. That sucks because it also muffles the "POCK - BOOM - CRACK" sound on the monster serves and groundstrokes. My question to you is: Does your 6.1 muffle the sonicboom-like sound as well?

I might switch over to an nCode 90 or another 90" head frame because of this. I like a frame that looks good, has great dynamics, performs well, and it also has to have an intimidating sound. For instance, if you were to hit a 200 MPH serve and it sounded like a golf club drive ["ping" or "toop"] then I bet the serve wouldn't really be "perceived" as a big serve, even though there techically is a lot of pace on the ball. It would look slower to the server and returner and it would "feel" slower to the server. Do you understand what I am saying?

No, it doesn't muffle it at all.
Now, a "toop" sound IMO will be an advantage. You hear a "Ping" sound, but u don't know you're just about to recieve a 200 mph serve. That, IMO, is a huuuge advantage.

sexmachine
02-12-2006, 02:48 PM
I'll note that devila didn't respond to my last post....

devila
02-12-2006, 03:04 PM
If a loser hater and Captain Pat can recognize Roddick's stubbornness, why can't Roddick?

sexmachine
02-12-2006, 03:11 PM
thats not what i asked, until ur world number 3 don't trash talk unless u have either sumthin positive to say r step up and take over...

Shabazza
02-12-2006, 03:34 PM
thats not what i asked, until ur world number 3 don't trash talk unless u have either sumthin positive to say r step up and take over...
don't get worked up over devila, she bashs every player, but Roddick and Federer are her favs ;)

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 03:40 PM
No, it doesn't muffle it at all.
Now, a "toop" sound IMO will be an advantage. You hear a "Ping" sound, but u don't know you're just about to recieve a 200 mph serve. That, IMO, is a huuuge advantage.I see what you are saying. You like the disguise. That's a good thing but sometimes you want to hear a loud sound so that you can be reassured that you had executed a nice swing/serve.

So Andres, you don't like the cannon ball explosions that causes everyone's jaw to drop in amazement? :D I think it's a lot of fun to see that.

Maybe I'll look into the PS 6.1. I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about frame customizations and frame models.

Good day now. 8)

devila
02-12-2006, 03:40 PM
It wouldn't hurt if you read my posts from 2 years ago.

I guess the coaches and Captain said enough positive things that since 2004, Roddick learned not to fall.

counterpunch
02-12-2006, 03:44 PM
thats not what i asked, until ur world number 3 don't trash talk unless u have either sumthin positive to say r step up and take over...

I find it hard to believe that even you yourself believe this.......so one cant analyze another's game unless they are better. So nobody on earth can coach fed and only fed and nadal can coach roddick? This board probably wouldnt exist without analysis of the top players' games.

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 03:48 PM
Hey Devila, I am not a Federer fan. Am I on your hit list now too? :neutral:

scroll below:
.................................................. ..............................................
Don't worry, I may not be a fan but I have a lot of respect for the #1 Champ.

:p

Andres
02-12-2006, 04:23 PM
I see what you are saying. You like the disguise. That's a good thing but sometimes you want to hear a loud sound so that you can be reassured that you had executed a nice swing/serve.

So Andres, you don't like the cannon ball explosions that causes everyone's jaw to drop in amazement? I think it's a lot of fun to see that.

Maybe I'll look into the PS 6.1. I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about frame customizations and frame models.

Good day now.

I do like the explosion. My racquet doesn't muffle at all. But I thought about you said, and I prefer winning the point because of the disguise than to make some jaws drop.

I don't know about you, but I think that's the correct way to see tennis :p

And the PS 6.1 is sublime :D

rilokiley
02-12-2006, 04:34 PM
Sucks for Andy. What else can he lay claim to? The visor trend of '03?
Hey, that's mean... I mean, it's not easy to start a trend, ya know...:)

devila
02-12-2006, 04:36 PM
:lol: I want to play below par. Then I beg for positive comments, and reply to Bud Collins' question about changing coaches with this, "I get along with my coach." I want to be like Andy Roddick.

Kobble
02-12-2006, 08:44 PM
Andres,

I don't remember the woodie being only two mph off on average compared to his regular racquet. I thought 122mph was his best with the woodie. Could you post that article for me.

bc-05
02-12-2006, 08:52 PM
ok chris uses the wilson 6.1 95 when he was at the aussie open, sydney medibank and next generation this yr.. he's been using the ncode 6.1 95 (or paint job of it) since 2004.. and last nights match he was using the nblade paintjob.. so thats all i kno

Freedom
02-12-2006, 09:23 PM
155 mph? Thats so insane...

PM_
02-12-2006, 09:51 PM
An underhanded serve is more deceptive and harder to return than a lame 160 mph one. Of course, Roddick's nothing but a serve, so Brad Gibert's service should be procurred again.
dumbest post i've ever read. i'll concede you were high on roaches when you typed this.

TennisAsAlways
02-12-2006, 10:36 PM
^ It's always a pleasure to see you in a thread PM (because your avatars are usually very easy on the eyes). :D

Good day. 8)

PM_
02-12-2006, 10:49 PM
thanks. stay tuned for the next one...

AndrewD
02-12-2006, 11:43 PM
Andres,

I don't remember the woodie being only two mph off on average compared to his regular racquet. I thought 122mph was his best with the woodie. Could you post that article for me.

Colin Dibley, a former Aussie pro, hit 148 mph back in 1974 using a Dunlop Maxply (timed by Tennis magazine at a special US Open event). Even allowing for some inaccuracy due to the less sophisticated radar that is a huge serve with a lump of wood.

Asked recently how he'd fair today Dibley, 60, said in all seriousness that since his last shoulder surgery he's only knocking them down at 120 mph LOL

urban
02-13-2006, 04:58 AM
Yes, Andrew, i must always think of Colin Dibley, when these speed records are talked of, that he served at over 250 km/h. Another big server with wood - following contemporary accounts - must have been the Brit Mike Sangster, Sangster the Server.

AndrewD
02-13-2006, 06:18 AM
Urban,
When I was a kid we had coaching clinics run by Colin Dibley and I got to face that serve a few times. Of course, things can seem a bit more impressive when you're young but it's the only time anyone's ever scared me with their serve (I was trying to return it with an old Stellar wooden racquet LOL).

A moderately tall guy (maybe 6`1-6`2) and pretty loose-limbed: not altogether dissimilar to Michael Stich. His action wasn't as smooth as Stich's (was anyone's?) but it was a pretty simple affair. No excess knee bend, body twist or leap up to the ball. Just a relaxed, pretty smooth motion, excellent extension and finished off 'old school' style by landing on the right foot.

Andres
02-13-2006, 07:51 AM
Roscoe Tanner was clocked at 153 mph, if i'm not mistaken... was it with a woodie?

Galactus
02-13-2006, 08:05 AM
Roscoe Tanner was clocked at 153 mph, if i'm not mistaken... was it with a woodie?
Roscoe Tanner used to regularly hit 130+mph using a PDP Open racquet, constructed out of aluminium and weighing 370g. I also read that in serving competitions he hit 142 and on one occasion, 152mph.

As for Chris Guccione, if he did officially clock 248kph then this converts to 154.100mph - but it's still the new world record by 1.119mph. Roddick got up to 246.2kph (152.981mph) back in 2004 at Queen's Club in the UK.

I don't know about the reliability or diffrence between radar-guns used in either Guccione's David Cup tie or Roddick's Stella Artois tie...

Noelle
02-13-2006, 08:08 AM
As for Chris Guccione, if he did officially clock 248kph then this converts to 154.100mph - but it's still the new world record by 1.119mph. Roddick got up to 246.2kph (152.981mph) back in 2004 at Queen's Club in the UK.

I don't know about the reliability or diffrence between radar-guns used in either Guccione's David Cup tie or Roddick's Stella Artois tie...
Roddick clocked 155mph in the USA-Belarus Davis Cup semifinal tie in 2004.

EDITED TO ADD:

http://www.rediff.com/sports/2004/sep/25rod.htm
Roddick hits record serve
September 25, 2004 15:25 IST

Andy Roddick broke his own fastest serve record as he helped the U.S. take a 2-0 lead over Belarus in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday.

World number two Roddick overwhelmed Vladimir Voltchkov 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in the opening match of the first tie between the two countries.

Olympic silver medallist Mardy Fish then defeated Max Mirnyi 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to give the U.S. a commanding lead.

The U.S. can reach the final for the first time since 1997 with victory in Saturday's doubles match or either of the two reverse singles.

Roddick broke his record with a 155mph (249kph) serve, two mph faster than the previous record, in the final game. He then closed the match with his 17th ace.

"I hit a good one," Roddick, who bowed to the crowd, said of the record-breaker.

"It's fun for the fans. For me, it's still a point. It is something I will be able to tell people one day," the American told reporters. "But I'm happier about the win and serving well overall."

That was especially true in the opening set when Roddick lost only one point on serve.

"I've practised many big times with another big server, but nothing like this," said Voltchkov.

Voltchkov, who has a sprained left wrist, had not played since the August Olympics and admitted he was very rusty.

"If it was somebody 15, 16 in the world, it would have been a little different," Voltchkov said. "But when you go to face a serve like that...."

BIG SERVE

Roddick said he wanted to set the tone of the match with his big serve in the first set.

"I was pleased that I was going to get out there first and hopefully get a 1-0 lead and maybe take a little pressure off Mardy Fish," Roddick said.

Roddick said he sensed Voltchkov was nervous in the first set and wanted to take advantage of that.

He did, winning the first three games before Voltchkov held serve.

"He was just making errors and wasn't making first serves in the first set, so I was thinking he was a little tight," Roddick said.

"I was trying to move him around a bit and he came up with some errors.

"I know I serve better than most guys on tour, but I just try to utilise that," he said. "I'm not worried so much about intimidating someone as I am beating someone."

Mirnyi said the opening-day scoreline was "the worst-case scenario for us", and Voltchkov all but announced he would play in the doubles on Saturday for Belarus, who are making their first appearance in the semi-finals.

"I think all of us here (can) read between the lines," Voltchkov said when asked whether he or teenager Alexander Skrypko would join Mirnyi in the doubles against U.S. twins Bob and Mike Bryan.

Either way, U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe appeared confident of victory.

"They (the Bryans) are a great team to have in there when you are looking to bring down the hammer," McEnroe said. "It is going to take a huge effort for Belarus to win the match."

France led hosts Spain 1-0 in a semi-final disrupted by bad light in Alicante.

Andres
02-13-2006, 08:20 AM
They were both using Getronics.
The thing with Getronics, is that they use entire numbers, not decimals.
And not quite sure about the conversion between mph and kph.

Chris' serve at 248 well may be at 248.8. And the 155 mph by Roddick, it can be also around the 248 mark.

As far as I knew, the record was 248 kmh, not 249 ;)

I know, 155 x 1.608 = 249.24, but still, it may be lost in conversion :)

Galactus
02-13-2006, 08:25 AM
Well, according to the Guiness Book of Records:
'The fastest tennis service by a man (measured with modern equipment) is 246.2 km/h (153 mph) by Andy Roddick (USA) during a Stella Artois Championship match against Paradorn Srichaphan (Thailand) at the Queen's Club, London, UK, on June 11, 2004.'

:confused: :confused:

Andres
02-13-2006, 08:27 AM
Don't follow the guinness, follow the reality ;)

Carley1986
02-13-2006, 08:27 AM
I'm not so sure, but the gun that recorded Andy, wasn't in recorded in mph instead of kph (the actual gun)? And the one that recorded Chris was recorded in kph? Coz in the Andy's match it came up with 155mph on the board and Chris' said 248kph. So I guess it didn't matter as Andy's would be recorded as 249 (or 155) and Chris' would be 248 (or 154)

Galactus
02-13-2006, 08:30 AM
I'm not so sure, but the gun that recorded Andy, wasn't in recorded in mph instead of kph (the actual gun)? And the one that recorded Chris was recorded in kph? Coz in the Andy's match it came up with 155mph on the board and Chris' said 248kph. So I guess it didn't matter as Andy's would be recorded as 249 (or 155) and Chris' would be 248 (or 154)
I never thought of that - hmmm....pretty hard to separate when it comes to defining world records! Especially when we're talking 1 mph or less.
Regardless, what I'm more impressed about is Guccione's no. of 1st-serve's in: 68%.

Andres
02-13-2006, 08:33 AM
I'm not so sure, but the gun that recorded Andy, wasn't in recorded in mph instead of kph (the actual gun)? And the one that recorded Chris was recorded in kph? Coz in the Andy's match it came up with 155mph on the board and Chris' said 248kph. So I guess it didn't matter as Andy's would be recorded as 249 (or 155) and Chris' would be 248 (or 154)

Yeah, but I don't know about about the conversion rate.

Chris' serve converted at 1.608 would be 154,23 mph, but converted as 1,6, as they usually do, it would be an exact 155 mph.

I think we'll never know ;)

Carley1986
02-13-2006, 08:35 AM
Amazing huh? I was at his match against Juan Carlos Ferrero earlier in the year. His serve was flawless. I mean his first serve was nearly impossible to return and the kick he gets on his second serve was crazy too! One thing that worries me about Chris Guccione is his movement. He has good groundstrokes and his volley is very solid. But the thing about him is he couldn't even be bothered about chasing the balls. He would literally stay there and just hit, when the ball comes just say 2m either side of him he would just leave it!

Andres
02-13-2006, 08:37 AM
Let's say, maybe, 3 m.
With 2 m, I think me may reach it :)

RiosTheGenius
02-13-2006, 08:48 AM
Sucks for Andy. What else can he lay claim to? The visor trend of '03?
lol.... yeah, after all other tour players have followed that trend.... like, Sharapova, Hantuchova, Samantha Stosur... and many others.. maybe Andy should start playing with the chicks.

JasonPlaysTennis
03-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Andy could just have a special frame strung with all gut just for the purpose of breaking the current record serve. He could just use it towards the end of a match when he's walking through an opponent with ease. That's what I would do if I were him because like you said VGP, "What else can he lay claim to?"

Good day now. 8)

"What else can he lay claim to?" he's married to the hottest woman on the face of the planet. THAT'S WHAT.

Federer: "I got 16 GRAND SLAMS!"
Rafa: "I got rock hard abs and I'm the greatest player ever!"
Andy: "I got a Davis Cup, you swiss"
Federer: "I've got twins!"
Andy: "I got an hourglass!"
Federer: "I've got a blueberry... :("

WildVolley
03-13-2011, 11:58 AM
The fastest server is Karlovic with a 156mph at his Davis cup doubles match against Germany.

Saw him hitting yesterday, beating up on Ferrer, and he wasn't hitting any serve much faster than 130mph.

SuperDuy
03-13-2011, 12:45 PM
The fastest server is Karlovic with a 156mph at his Davis cup doubles match against Germany.

Saw him hitting yesterday, beating up on Ferrer, and he wasn't hitting any serve much faster than 130mph.

Just shows much much the speed guns are juiced. I believe in the fast serve contest in San Jose Karlovic couldn't even serve that fast, and there he was actually trying to break a record. What a joke!

WildVolley
03-13-2011, 01:21 PM
Just shows much much the speed guns are juiced. I believe in the fast serve contest in San Jose Karlovic couldn't even serve that fast, and there he was actually trying to break a record. What a joke!

You may well be right. The video online of Karlovic really shows almost nothing of the serve, and it doesn't seem that fast. However, the ITF is claiming Karlovic is the new record holder, so it seems to have as much legitimacy as Roddick's previous record.

Karlovic can throw down big serves, though he wasn't hitting very hard yesterday. I've seen him hitting over 140mph serves in person at Indian Wells in the past. Those were actually scary, both because of the bounce and speed.

Roddickfan155
03-14-2011, 08:42 AM
roddick hit a buck 55 the other day again though too so..

Li Ching Yuen
03-14-2011, 09:03 AM
Chris Guccione's cousin, Daniel is also a tennis player. He's 15 years old now and he's already hitting 130mph serves. Promising junior.