I don't think we've ever done a poll to answer this definitive question. There were about 8 guys who brought something special to the art of serving plus had the games to back up their serves. Consequently unlike players like Dent, Karlovic and Myrni today - these players had good results on all surfaces and all won 15 tournaments or more in their career (except Rafter who won 11 but two were slams). So, as a package of first and second serves, the ability to hit pace, topspin and slice and backing up their serve, who is the definitive best? Goran Ivanesivic Richard Krajicek Boris Becker Michael Stich Pete Sampras Stefan Edberg Patrick Rafter Greg Rusedski I decided not to include Mark Phillipousis because his career has been so wayward it's hard to judge him sincerely.