Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
Mmmm, I'm going with Federer's forehand for that title. Although, with a modern frame, Gonzales' serve might have been even greater than Sampras'.
Vic Braden, the noted tennis coach who also does computer analysis of tennis player strokes said he had no doubt that Gonzalez would serve in the 140 mph range with the racquets of the time and that was in 1998! He also thought it was a smoother stroke than Pete's because there was less strain on the shoulder.
Is it a better serve than Sampras? Who knows, but it clearly was one of the all time great serves.