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Men’s Fastest Tennis Serve

Bombing serves doesn’t make you a great player, but it is fun to track. Sam Groth reached a career-high of 53rd in the world a few years ago, but is a name many tennis fans know because he hit the fastest modern serve on record. Certainly, there were powerful servers years ago that didn’t have the benefit of modern equipment. As you will see most of this list is the more recent players that while powerful or tall were using modern alloys and not wood or steel rackets. A player like Groth was built more like a linebacker than your typical tennis player. He stood 6-4, 220lbs which is incredibly heavy for a tennis player. His physique allowed him to generate great power. In 2011 he was a member of an Australian Rules Football club in his tennis hiatus.

As you can see from these highlights even his typical serve was usually well in the 140’s and gave him a powerful weapon and tennis career.

Sam Groth263.0 km/h 163.4 mph
Albano Olivetti257.5 km/h 160.0 mph
John Isner253.0 km/h 157.2 mph
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina252.0 km/h 156.6 mph
Ivo Karlović251.0 km/h 156.0 mph
Jerzy Janowicz251.0 km/h 156.0 mph
Milos Raonic249.9 km/h 155.3 mph
Andy Roddick249.4 km/h 155.0 mph
Chris Guccione248.0 km/h 154.1 mph
Joachim Johansson244.6 km/h 152.0 mph
Ryan Harrison244.6 km/h 152.0 mph
Feliciano López244.6 km/h 152.0 mph
Marius Copil244.0 km/h 151.6 mph
Hubert Hurkacz243.0 km/h 151.0 mph
Oscar Otte243.0 km/h 151.0 mph
Taylor Dent241.0 km/h 149.8 mph
Ernests Gulbis240.3 km/h 149.3 mph
Juan Martín del Potro240.0 km/h 149.1 mph
Greg Rusedski239.8 km/h 149.0 mph
Dmitry Tursunov237.0 km/h 147.3 mph
Marat Safin237.0 km/h 147.3 mph
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga237.0 km/h 147.3 mph
Frances Tiafoe237.0 km/h 147.3 mph
Reilly Opelka237.0 km/h 147.3 mph
Bernabé Zapata Miralles237.0 km/h 147.3 mph
Taylor Fritz236.6 km/h 147.0 mph
Fernando González236.0 km/h 146.6 mph
Gaël Monfils [note 3]235.0 km/h 146.0 mph
Dušan Vemić235.0 km/h 146.0 mph
Marin Čilić235.0 km/h -146.0 mph
Matteo Berrettini235.0 km/h -146.0 mph
Alexander Zverev235.0 km/h 146.0 mph
Ivan Ljubičić234.0 km/h 145.4 mph
Ričardas Berankis234.0 km/h 145.4 mph
Stan Wawrinka234.0 km/h 145.4 mph
Andy Murray233.4 km/h 145.0 mph
Grigor Dimitrov233.4 km/h 145.0 mph
Viktor Troicki233.4 km/h 145.0 mph
Nicolás Jarry233.0 km/h 144.8 mph
Nicolas Massu232.4 km/h 144.4 mph
Fernando Verdasco232.0 km/h -144.2 mph
Dominic Thiem232.0 km/h -144.2 mph
Mardy Fish231.7 km/h 144.0 mph
Marcin Matkowski231.7 km/h 144.0 mph
Stefanos Tsitsipas231.0 km/h 143.5 mph
Jose Acasuso230.3 km/h 143.1 mph
Agustin Calleri230.1 km/h 143.0 mph
Robin Söderling230.1 km/h 143.0 mph
Daniel Brands230.1 km/h 143.0 mph
Jiri Vesely230.1 km/h 143.0 mph
Nikoloz Basilashvili230.1 km/h 143.0 mph
Nick Kyrgios230.1 km/h 143.0 mph
Alexander Bublik230.1 km/h 143.0 mph
Martin Verkerk230.0 km/h 142.9 mph
Roger Federer230.0 km/h 142.9 mph
Nicolás Almagro230.0 km/h 142.9 mph
Casper Ruud230.0 km/h 142.9 mph
Rafael Nadal230.0 km/h 142.9 mph
Laslo Djere230.0 km/h 142.9 mph
Mats Rosenkranz230.0 km/h 142.9 mph