Strongest man on tour???

zill

Professional
Here the players describe who they think is the strongest


But I think the strongest man on tour must come from someone on this list in here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fastest_recorded_tennis_serves

The strongest man must come from this list for me. Comments.

Also the person's height should be taken into consideration. So a relatively shorter player serving high speeds would be given more weight than a taller player because it is "harder" for the shorter player to serve at that high speed.
 
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Goof

Semi-Pro
Among all the people I've played tennis with over the decades (and taking myself into account), I have found very little correlation between how strong someone is and how fast they can serve. I could likely lift more on any lift than anyone on my 4.5 travel team, but I also likely serve the slowest, and the biggest servers I face are usually the string beans who couldn't deadlift 250 pounds or bench over 175.
 

zill

Professional
Among all the people I've played tennis with over the decades (and taking myself into account), I have found very little correlation between how strong someone is and how fast they can serve. I could likely lift more on any lift than anyone on my 4.5 travel team, but I also likely serve the slowest, and the biggest servers I face are usually the string beans who couldn't deadlift 250 pounds or bench over 175.
But we're talking about pro tour players of today. To serve at over 230km/hr takes a LOT of strength.
 

Terry Tibbs

Professional
Among all the people I've played tennis with over the decades (and taking myself into account), I have found very little correlation between how strong someone is and how fast they can serve. I could likely lift more on any lift than anyone on my 4.5 travel team, but I also likely serve the slowest, and the biggest servers I face are usually the string beans who couldn't deadlift 250 pounds or bench over 175.
All technique which is what enables Federer to hit the ball so hard with string arms! Lol
 

lud

Hall of Fame
Nadal, even at 33 is still in Top 5 currently.
As for all times:
Philippoussis,Safin,Moya,Mirny,Karlovic,Dent,Rafter,Rosset....
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
sam groth, but i think he just retired. tsonga's a big dude. verdasco looks like he lifts. wawrinka's pretty solid.

nobody's talking about the really big guys though, karlovic, anderson, isner...i don't know if we're just talking bench press or whatever, but guys that big can toss around normal sized people like a rag doll.
 
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Sysyphus

G.O.A.T.
Cannot watch that video without getting hung up on the sheer unadulterared awkwardness of Zverev's answer.

I like how he puts in a nervous laugh to put you in complete disarray as to whether he is having a lame joke or being super serious.
 

skaj

Hall of Fame
I don't see Monfils and Khachanov mentioned, they should be here.

From the retired players - Roddick, Ljubicic, Blake.
 
Monfils just posted some gym vids on his insta and he's using incredibly light weights. I think Verdasco is the strongest. Tall people like raonic, delpo, isner can generate a lot of their serve speed because of their long levers. Doesn't require much strength.
But also compared to gym rats Verdasco isn't that strong. I saw him benchpress right in front of me with like 80-90kg for sets of 6 if I remember correctly.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
None of these guys are really training for gym strength, nor should they be. But in terms of gym strength, at least the upper body, it's Tsonga.
 
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