Pro serve speed list.

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  1. adlis

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    Pro serve speed list. update 06/26/08

    Maximum recorded (minimum 135 MPH 217KPH) serve speed on the pro circuit (atp/itf)










    Andy Roddick............155,03(249.4kph)............ 2004 davis cup[video]
    Chris Guccione............154,11(248kph)............ 2007 davis cup
    Ivo Karlovic............153,00(tallest player on list @6ft10)2007 Nottingham
    john isner............151,00............2007 Washington
    ------------------------------150------------------------------
    Greg Rusedski............149,00............Indian Wells 1998
    Taylor Dent............148,00............Wimbledon 2010
    Gael Monfils............146,00
    Ivan Ljubicic............145,00
    Andy Murray............145,00............SAP open 2007
    Nicolas Massu............144,40
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga............144,16............2004 paris masters
    Fernando Verdasco............144,16............French open 2009
    Joachim Johannson............144,00............2004 davis cup
    Marat Safin............144,00
    Fernando Gonzalez............144,00
    Jose Acasuso............143,13
    Agustin Calleri............143,00
    Samuel Groth............143,00
    Benjamin Becker............142,60
    Mark Philippoussis............142,30............ Dusseldorf 1997
    Robin Soderling............142.29............French open 2009
    Max Mirnyi............142,00
    Thomas Johannson............142,00
    Dmitry Tursunov............142,00............Wimbledon
    Julian Alonso............141,00
    Mario Ancic............141,00
    Wayne Arthurs............141,00
    Danielle Bracciali............141,00
    Mardy Fish............141,00
    sam Querrey...........141,00
    Carlos Moya............141.00
    Nicolas Almagro............140,44
    James Blake............140.44
    Thomas Berdych............140.43............French open 2009
    Wesley Moodie............140,00
    ------------------------------140------------------------------
    Bob Byan............139,94............2004 davis cup
    Arnaud Clement...........139,19
    Nikolay Davydenko............139,19
    Lleyton Hewitt............139,19
    Amer Delic............139,00
    Ernests Gulbis............139,00
    Richard Krajicek............139,00
    Philipp Petzschner............139,00............Wimbledon
    Pete Sampras............139,00
    Alexander Waske............139,00
    Igor Andreev............138,85
    Vladimir Voltchkov............138.63............2004 davis cup
    Juan Martin Del Potro............138.57............French open 2009
    Jeremy Chardy...........138.57............French open 2009
    Michael llodra............138.26............2004 davis cup
    Marcos Baghdatis............138,00
    Ilia Bozoljac............138,00
    Pablo Cuevas............138,00
    Zack Fleishman............138,00
    Richard Gasquet............138,00
    Ryan Harrison............138,00............US Open 2010
    Jonathan Stark............138,00
    Daniel Brands............137,94............French open 2009
    Nicolas Kiefer............137,94............French open 2009
    Dustin Brown............137,00............US Open 2010
    Gilles Elseneer............137,00
    Jan-Michael Gambill............137,00
    Brydan Klein............137,00
    Radek Stepanek............137,00
    Luis Horna............137,00
    Irakli Labadze............137,00
    Joshua Goodall............137,00............2008 Queens
    Juan Carlos Ferrero............136,71
    Simone Bolelli...........136,70............French open 2009
    Laurent Recouderc...........136,70............French open 2009
    Viktor Troicki...........136,70............French open 2009
    Fernando Vicente............136,09............French open 2009
    Thierry Ascione............136,09............French open 2009
    Novak Djokovic............136,08............2009 Madrid masters
    Thomas Enqvist............136,00
    Roger Federer............136,00
    Goran Ivanisevic............136,00
    Robert Kendrick............136,00
    Jamie Murray............136,00............2007 Queens challenge
    Dick Norman............136,00
    Robert Smeets............136,00
    Janko Tipsarevic............136,00............Wimbledon
    Mikhail Youzhny...........136,00
    Ivan Navarro Pastor............135,47
    Olivier Rochus............135,47 (shortest player on list @ 165cm/5ft5)
    Alexandre Sidorenko............135,47............French open 2009
    Frank Dancevic............135,00
    Boris Becker............135,00
    Dominik Hrbaty............135,00
    Peter Kobelt............135,00
    Leonardo Mayer............135,00............Wimbledon 2009
    Alexander Peya............135,00............Wimbledon 2009
    Albert Portas............135,00
    Raemon Sluiter............135,00
    Stanislas Wawrinka............135,00
    Donald Young............135,00 (06 US open, Youngest player to hit over 135MPH on this list @ 17yrs1mth )
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    feel free to contribute.


    note:
    Roland garros speeds converted from km/h
     
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  2. omniexist

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    Nice list. Though it seems Lubs and Karlovic's serve are more feared than Roddick's.

    Didn't know Dent was quite that powerful. What a waste. Man needs to stop with the junk food. Course it ain't gonna happen.
     
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  3. drakulie

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    Great list. Interesting to see all the ATP services speeds. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

    You have J. Johansson on their twice. Is there a reason or is it a typo??
     
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  4. Andres

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    That's my list!!! LOL!
    At least, give me credit for it!

    And I have it updated it, let me write it down ;)
     
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    Daniele Bracciali is 5'11'' as well.
     
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  7. DanEd

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    Murray hit one at 145 mph?? wtf I know he can serve hard but i never expected such a big serve by him

    btw I remember Moya hit one serve at 140/141 mph in wimbledon 2004
    (I think in the third round) I am sure about it
     
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  8. DanEd

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    Bozoljac has served above 140 mph too
     
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  9. Andres

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    Karlovic with 149
    Safin with 147.3
    Soderling with 141
    Tsonga and Kiefer with 140
    Cañas with 136
    Querrey with 142.3

    (Additions to that list)

    And you added both Johanssons to my list twice, with lower values ;)
     
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  10. adlis

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    Tsonga hit 144.6 mph at the paris masters 2004

    where is the proof for the others

    that has already been noted by another user....
    By the way the list is from user Ross K so get the stolen list idea out of your head already
     
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  11. The Gorilla

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    almagro hits the low 140's.
     
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  12. Chip n' charge

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    If Karlovic would get some beef on his body, he could snap Roddicks record of 155 mph. I would really like to see him do it at Wimbledon.
     
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  13. dunlopfan

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    Womans???????????
     
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  14. ximian

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    Donald Young never hit a 135 serve. His serve is actually quite weak.
     
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  15. SoBad

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    Great serve is not just about pace, it's a combination of pace, placement, spin, variety, etc. that matters. From a brief look at that list, I could tell you that if one were to analyse those players' serve scientifically (which I would be happy to do), guys like Safin, Fleishman, Youzhny, Tsonga would come out on top of the list.
     
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  16. z-money

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    (SoBad)that is why fed and sampras never averaged that high of a serve in there matches. yea andy tries to hit big but he cant place it as well as the others.

    I thought bob bryan was @ 140 but .06 off isnt much different i guess
     
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  17. z-money

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    im shocked about murray's being so high. he seems to have more trouble holding serve than a lot of those names around his.
     
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  18. SoBad

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    Yeah, they could definitely learn a thing or two from guys like Safin, Fleishman, Youzhny and Tsonga who are best servers, scientifically speaking.
     
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    He hit it against Djokovic, on live TV ;)
     
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    I think something was up with the radar gun. They can malfunction every once in awhile, or in special scenarios. I think he'll have to hit anywhere close to that again before I'll actually believe it. =)
     
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  21. PurePrestige

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    Uhh, if Donald Young hit a 135, then I hit 140's. Easy.
    Ask ShcMad.
     
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    I saw the match on TV. He hit those serves right at the beginning of the match, and looking at the livescore on the Internet.

    He indeed was hitting lights out, compared to his usual self. For the first two service games, he was averaging 132 mph on his first serve, believe it or not... and the gun wasn't malfuctioning. He was REALLY hitting as hard as Djokovic.

    He ended the match with a 104 mph average, though.
     
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  23. thejackal

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    someone should conduct scientific testing on your analytical skills.
     
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    Canas On Roids - 190 mph

    Canas No Roids - 119 mph
     
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  25. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    Anybody have video's of the top serves on the list?
     
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  26. SoBad

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    As you may know (if you had any chance at all to follow some of the research that has been released on this forum recently), my analytical skills had been put to rigorous testing by this entire forum and I believe the general consencus rating was somewhere around A++. Thanks for your question.
     
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    if memory serves, you used to be a somewhat constructive poster. did you go weird like michael jackson or britney?
     
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    Why Not Elaborate?

    Why don't you elaborate a little on your question, so I can help resolve the confusion that is apparently building up in your mind.
     
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    Legolas, you're lamer every day!
    And stop with those stupid myspace bulletins!!! aaaaaaarghhh
     
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    134? I must have misstyped it on my excel file ;)
    Thanks for the info, I'll update it ;)
     
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  32. adlis

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    update


    added FO 2007 SPEEDS
     
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  33. Alex132

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    man, watching Ivo Karlovic serving against Blake, jeez his serves are fking killer.

    but tbh, i think its not the speed of serves, but what you put with that speed, like uber top spin from some of the slower serves.
     
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  34. Azzurri

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    I agree...I think these newer guns are full of ****. No way some of these pro's hit 15-20 mph faster than Pete in the early-mid 90's. Agassi even said the way they measure speed is different from years past. 155 MPH my ***.
     
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  35. Andres

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    The early 90s guns didn't measure speed at the contact point, but several feet later.

    If anything, THOSE guns weren't that accurate ;)
     
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  37. fastdunn

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    Actually difference in speed gun is much less of significance than
    the measuring point.

    The hairy tennis ball is designed to lose lots of speed after it leaves the racquet.

    Plus the surfaces have been slowed significantly.
    By the time it reaches returner after the bounce on surface,
    I actually think it's pretty slower than 90's.
     
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  38. tennissavy

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    Venus' recorded fastest serve was at 127mph. Brenda Schultz-McCarthey recently beat that record- 130mph.
     
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  39. Vision84

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    Taylor Dent in his 5 setter against Hewitt a while back was consistently serving in the 140s. The highest one I remember him getting in was 144mph. He should be added to the list.

    Edit: Never mind I jsut sa he was up there on the list with 153mph. The racket technology I think makes a big difference to why pros are serving harder than before.
     
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  40. Jonnyf

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    His highest is 153mph at the (i think. Paris Masters)
     
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    140 Serious understatement.!!

    With my own eyes from 2 rows Bozoljac hit 153mph (partnering Zimonjic against Rusedski and murray in Braehead arena glasgow Davis Cup match)
     
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  42. djones

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    If Karlovic would work on his technique a bit, he'd be bouncing his serve over 2 meters easily!
     
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  43. uc3

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    Seriously, I've never seen anyone serving that hard. As soon as it leaves his racquet the ball is already past Blake. It's crazy.
     
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    I see...:) so why the change? Do you know where the contact point is in say baseball? if its the same...then yea the contact point needed to be changed.
     
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  45. adlis

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    that's odd because his fastest serve was only 136MPH vs James Blake yesterday
     
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  46. Sup2Dresq

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    That surprised me too! Donald Young. Seeing his name makes me want to go out tonight and just practice my serve.
     
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  47. zapvor

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    yea you need practice with your serve buddy
     
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    Don't make me video tape you next time we meet to compare. I don't think we have 20 seconds of time to watch your serve get over the net.
     
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    hahahah i would like that though. i need to post my vidoe up here so people can give me tips. 20 seconds...hey at least it goes over the net!
     
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    Did i say net.. silly me.. I meant fence. You do own the record.
     
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