Shortest Player...Biggest Serve

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  1. alwaysatnet

    alwaysatnet Semi-Pro

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    We all know about the basketball player sized goons who can serve like they are shooting cannonballs out of a tree. But what relatively pint sized pro has had a big serve?
    Johan Kriek immediately comes to my mind. How about others?
     
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  2. keithchircop

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    Rochus served pretty hard at Roland Garros this year.
     
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  3. Fedace

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    Benjamin Becker. 5'9" and serves in 130 mph range all the time.
     
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  4. psamp14

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    i second that...he serves upper 130s rather routinely and can hit into the 140s too...
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    In addition to Ben Becker, Grojean is even shorter but can also serve up some bombs.
     
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    Yeah, Grosjean is a great example. He has a very underrated serve...not to mention some serious pace on the forehand as well.
     
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  7. alwaysatnet

    alwaysatnet Semi-Pro

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    Really? That's impressive! Has he been consulting Barry Bonds' trainer?;)
    His technique must be excellent and he must have a solid upper body musculature.
     
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    Braccialli (sic) is a good example too
     
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  9. J-man

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    All these guys metioned despite their height can serve it pretty big.
     
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  10. PDRPPHVS+

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    Benjamin Becker, hands down!
     
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  11. kiki

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    Laver.The best server all time when talking about short guys.Kriek is also a very good choice.Hoad might rank up there ( but being 5,9 was taller than Laver)
     
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  12. li0scc0

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    Not at all, height does not give you any more MPH on your serve, but rather the height gives you the angles to get those serves IN.
    A short guy like Becker or Tipsarevic have the ability to get those hard serves IN. That is impressive.
     
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