Andy sets new world record serve: 152 mph

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  1. SonicSpeed

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    Andy broke his previous record of 150 mph, which was set in the 1st round of Davis Cup this year.

    He served a 152 mph on the last point of the match versus Jonas.

    Congrats
     
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  2. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Too bad Bjorkman just stuck his racquet out and put it right back up the middle. Roddick thought it was over, and had to like fall back hitting a forehand, barely ended up winning the point
     
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  3. Vlad

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    SO WHAT???
    the faster he hits it, the sooner he'll retire!!!
    Go for it A-dick!!
     
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  4. SonicSpeed

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    Yes, but this thread is congratulating him setting a new record, not about the 'effectiveness' of that particular serve.
     
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  5. Vlad

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    Davis Cup raders are so juiced up. Bjorkman hits 132-135 on friday.
    there is no way this could ever happen.
    I think they do it on purpose, so that Roddick can keep breaking records....
    SO FAKE!!
     
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  6. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    IT does always seem that in the last games of his davis cup matches that he hits like 150 everytime.
     
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  7. jackcrawford

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    Only the Porsche radar gun, used at Wimbledon and Australia, should be used for record purposes. I believe Roddick would have the record of 141 then. The radar at Queens' Club is also juiced.
     
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  8. Brian Purdie

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    I agree with JackCrawford, the previous record-breaking serve by Roddick was at Davis Cup. He doesn't get THAT excited about Davis Cup that he starts whipping out 150+. The entire fastest serve thing is starting to get on my nerves, anyway. With how much accuracy can you truly measure the serve after it hits 100mph? Probably not enough that you can claim one person is 1mph or even 3 mph faster than someone else
     
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  9. Dranguyengon

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    Hey, some people are just gifted. Just he might not have hit 152 but either way, he is gifted and able to hit well over a 100 mph accurately. Most people can't hit 100 mph without it either going long or into the net.
     
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  10. Free_Martha

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    Yeah, Andy "barely" scratched out a win over Bjorkman in that last set, 6-0. Bjorkman had Roddick right on the ropes, right, PCMD? LOL.

    152mph .... that's just .... insane.
     
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  11. Andy Zarzuela

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    And to think.....Venus hit at 135 mph serve just long, that was almost mistaken as in down in Australia in 03', now that's in Australia if she hit it what if she did it on one of of the Davis cup radars, she could've broken 140!!
    ________
    UGGS
     
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  12. @wright

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    WATER! A 152 mph serve can't erase all the tantrums.
     
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  13. The Franchise

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    Yeah, I would definitely have to say that Andy was very lucky to pull out that last set. Maybe the tennis gods were smiling upon him today, but he came very close to handing that one to Bjorkman. I would think that if it wasn't for maybe one or two errors on Bjorkman's side (the more talented player obviously with much better court sense and prettier strokes), the set could have gone in a totally different direction...you know, like 6-1 instead of 6-0...bwahahahahahaha!
     
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  14. chad shaver

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    Respectfully request that you find some new material.
     
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  15. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Are you talking to me martha? Did I even come close to mentioning that Bjorkman is a better player? I mean seriously that it is too bad that it wasn't an ace. I'm saying it was lucky as can be that Bjorkman just stuck it out there and hit sweet spot, and find it kind of comical that he almost won the point. Martha, you really need to leave.
     
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  16. @wright

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    Franchise, I'd have to say that out of Bjorkman and Roddick, neither one really has prettier groundies, Jonas' look ackward and weak. Chad, I still think that incident was funny, get your own new material!
     
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  17. Free_Martha

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    There is no "almost" in tennis. You either win the point or you don't. Bjorkman did not. And Bjorkman IS a great player; he's an excellent returner, to even get that 152 mph ball back into play.

    And Roddick won the match. Learn to deal.
     
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  18. Matt H.

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    this right here sums it all up with what annoys me with this message board.


    It's like people grasp for any straw possible to bring Roddick down. It's not even funny anymore. I mean come on, he won the set 6-0. Bjorkman was bageled. :roll:
     
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  19. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Ok, wow, people all over the place after me, because of the way I said a simple thing. I wasn't even trying to be hostile towards Roddick (as I have said that I will try not to be vocal about it anymore), so I'm sorry if it seemed that way. I should have said:

    "It was amazing that Bjorkman was able to get the serve back so easily, and it must have really surprised Roddick to see it coming back so quickly. It would have been comical if he had once again lost the point in which he hit the fastest serve ever (remember Agassi at Queens)"

    Next time I'll say it like that. Or is that still hostile?
     
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  20. rommil

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    PCMD, don't even bother. The Roddick fan club members here can be very touchy that things like you said will be twisted in a way it will come out offensive just to get back on you for it. Okay, Roddick hit the hardest recorded serve. Good for him.
     
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  21. Matt H.

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    well, it's not about the "roddick fan club"


    what it's about is people just constantly bashing this guy or trying to discredit him in any possible way/shape/form.


    No matter what he does that's remotely good in any way, the "anti-roddick club" tries to find whatever minute detail to make him seem bad. I'm sure i speak on behalf of quite a few people when i say that i'm tired of reading it.

    Give the guy a break, he just won the Nasdaq with a 3.5 volley. :lol:
     
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    Though I haven't been able to find facts to back this up, I remmember the commentator(here in Sweden) saying that Roddicks service percentage was up in the 85's if not higher. At least in the first part of the second set.
    The statistics part of the daviscup site is down right now so I can't confirm this, but if true this should be more interesting then how fast he toped out. Imagine facing a guy who hits slice or some other kind of spin serves(=heavy) at around 125-135 mph with an 80 percent accuracy, even the best returners would feel the pressure.
    I still cheared for Björkman, though.
     
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  23. Camilio Pascual

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    Well said, Chad. Maybe @wright is washing down his resentment poison with that water!
     
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  24. baseliner

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    I take joy in 1. U.S. winning the tie. and 2. the #1 ranked player in the U.S. making himself available for each and every tie. I can remember in the not so distant past top ranked players not making themselves available until the later ties or just writing off Davis Cup entirely. AR won both his matches and cheered the Bryan Bros on in the doubles. Kudos to him for the serve. Whether it was 152 or only 148 or so Congrats either way.
     
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  25. @wright

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    No, Camilio, I'm washing it down with whiskey. Never refer to your own signature again, please!
     
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  26. yee

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    Congratulations.

    But that's exactly why I don't enjoy watching his game nevertheless still an achievement.
     
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  27. Feña14

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    Wow, I didn't think that puftas had a strong arm, well done Rod dick :lol:

    Liam
     
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  28. SonicSpeed

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    He got himself up 5-0 40-0, and decided to really go for it. He said in his interview that he tried to really take a whack at it.

    So he hit it as hard as he could and it landed in...bingo, a new record.
    It was a comparatively safe time to try it out anyway.
     
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  29. SonicSpeed

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    Jonas got the serve back and they were in a neutral rally...which ended up in Jonas netting a shot. How did he almost win the point??
     
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  30. Max G.

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    Actually, it looked to me like Bjorkman just gave that point away, just didn't care. I don't blame him. He was being soundly outplayed - he was playing ok, returning very well, but still being beaten.
     
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