At the moment many professional tennis players are trying to win the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France. This is the most important clay court tennis tournament of the year and one of the four Grand Slam events. Typically, the players with the fastest serves in tennis don’t make a chance on this relatively slow-playing surface. They’ll try it anyway…
These players prefer playing on fast courts, such as Wimbledon (London) or Flushing Meadows (New York). And although serving a ball with more than 140 miles per hour is considered to be an important weapon, winning a Grand Slam comes down to a mix of qualities, a great or fast serve being just one of them. But who are the real hard hitters in tennis when it comes to serving? How fast do they hit the ball? Check the top 10 world’s fastest serves in tennis!
Top 10 world’s fastest serves in tennis
- Ernests Gulbis, Latvia – 149.3 mph (240 km/h)
- Taylor Dent, USA – 149.8 mph (241 km/h)
- John Isner, USA – 149.9 mph (241 km/h)
- Feliciano López, Spain – 150.4 mph (242 km/h)
- Joachim Johansson, Sweden – 152 mph (245 km/h)
- Roscoe Tanner, USA – 153 mph (246 km/h)
- Andy Roddick, USA – 155 mph (249 km/h)
- Milos Raonic, Canada – 155.3 mph (250 km/h)
- Ivo Karlović, Croatia – 156 mph (251 km/h)
- Samuel Groth, Australia – 163.4 mph (263 km/h)
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