The best server of all time

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  1. 0d1n

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    Agreed deluxe couldn't have said it better myself :).
    I would say...from recent years:
    1. Sampras (sooooooooo consistently big and difficult to return)
    2. Ivanisevic (mr. Ace)
    3. Becker
    4. Krajicek
    5. Stich (as some of you have said ...probably the most elegant ...like his whole game really ...)

    From the guys currently playing I would say Federer and the 3 Croatians :) (you know who ...).
    Rodick is not on my list and will probably never be as his serve will never be as efficient as Federer's even if it would have +50 mph. His serve is BIG ...NOT GOOD. In fact most of his shots are lacking technique (I'm not saying I would beat him ...for all the fanboys out there ...but we are talking about professionals here ...not occasional players).
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    me :).
     
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  2. Andres

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    Don't exaggerate, my friend ;)
    The ace record is 1477, by Goran. Nowhere near 1600 ;)
     
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  3. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    ummm i already saw that number too...
    but i think i read it was without counting davis cup and gran slam cup matches. i'm going to check it !
    does anybody else remember about a 1600-something number ?...
     
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  4. Ano

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    According to Yandell in his website www.tennisplayer.net , Roddick averaged 130 mph and 2400 rpm on his first serves. Sampras averaged 118 mph and 2500 rpm on his first serves.
     
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  5. vkartikv

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    Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg. There is only one man who can serve 2 130 mph aces and 2 consecutive double faults immediately after that- Mr. Goran...
     
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  6. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    let's count !!!

    in my quest of the ultimate truth, i counted the aces indicated in the stats of ATPtennis.com :
    http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/playe...Singles&selTournament=0&player=I034&x=19&y=12
    (i know... i'm crazy !)
    and i'm arriving at... 1449 !

    but several stats are missing :

    1. his 3rd round win (76 75 63) over volkov at wimbledon... this one should make it until the 1477 aces.

    2. stats are absent for :
    - his 2 davis cup matches
    - his (lone) olympic games match (a loss, unfortunately)
    - his 4 gran slam cup matches

    so i wouldn't be surprised if the real total of aces is around 1600 !
    QED. :cool:
     
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  7. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    1600 ... *drools*
     
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  8. paulmaben

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    Don't forget John Sadri's serve. He could bash it.
     
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  9. ATXtennisaddict

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    :rolleyes:
     
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  10. ckthegreek

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    Pete Sampras gets my vote too. Beautiful textbook action, amazing consistency and accuracy. A true weapon.
     
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  11. Saito

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    lol good one :lol:

    My vote goes to.....

























    Dementieva [​IMG]
     
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  12. FREDDY

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    federer hands down. he uses his serve. its not the biggest but thats the part of this serve that makes it good. it sets him up for the point.
     
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  13. Phillip=Tennis guy

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    nadal, roddick,federer,sampras.
     
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  14. TrueAce

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    this isn't really debatable. Sampras is and will always be the best. The highest speed to spin ratio ever...
     
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  15. altodds

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    Tilden,Colin Dibley,Roscoe Tanner, Pete Sampras, JMc,Goran, Rusedski, Rafter(kickserve),Agassi(2nd serve),Ivan lendl...
     
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  16. helloworld

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    IMO Sampras, no doubt. I watched his past matches and realized how tremendous his serve was.
     
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