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Who has the greatest 2nd serve of all-time?

Official ATP stats as of today, 2nd service points won:

1. Rafael Nadal 8269 / 14376 58%
2. Roger Federer 16006 / 28327 57%
3. Andy Roddick 11011 / 19562 56%
4. John Isner 3217 / 5826 55%
5. Juan Carlos Ferrero 10899 / 19864 55%
6. Wayne Arthurs 5723 / 10473 55%
7. Andre Agassi 13386 / 24803 54%
8. Novak Djokovic 7194 / 13383 54%
9. Thomas Muster 9426 / 17571 54%
10. Jam Courier 9168 / 17222 53%

I would say Sampras, personally.
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Re: Who has the greatest 2nd serve of all-time?

Sampras. The end.
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Nadal obviously.
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Re: Who has the greatest 2nd serve of all-time?

Isner, by a mile.

Not only can he safely cane it at 110mph, he can kick it up so high it's almost impossible to attack.
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I agree with Isner out of the current bunch.
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Isner.
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Isner.

Though the best second serve I've seen is from Raonic - he's not very consistent though.
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Isner is the best of al time.

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Isner. The guy has better second serve than the first serve of many of them.

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Isner. Its impossible to attack it

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Re: Who has the greatest 2nd serve of all-time?

Sampras and Isner . I also liked Arthurs's 2nd serve

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Re: Who has the greatest 2nd serve of all-time?

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Originally Posted by nadalwon2012 View Post
Official ATP stats as of today, 2nd service points won:

1. Rafael Nadal 8269 / 14376 58%
2. Roger Federer 16006 / 28327 57%
3. Andy Roddick 11011 / 19562 56%
4. John Isner 3217 / 5826 55%
5. Juan Carlos Ferrero 10899 / 19864 55%
6. Wayne Arthurs 5723 / 10473 55%
7. Andre Agassi 13386 / 24803 54%
8. Novak Djokovic 7194 / 13383 54%
9. Thomas Muster 9426 / 17571 54%
10. Jam Courier 9168 / 17222 53%

I would say Sampras, personally.
This statistics doesn't tell anything . Majority of these guys on the list is here because they defend the second serve best, not because of quality of the serve . Just because of quality of the serve on this list are Roddick, Isner, Arthurs and maybe Federer . 2nd serve from other guys is just comic

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Re: Who has the greatest 2nd serve of all-time?

I remember when Monfils had a set point against Isner in the US open and Isner lobbed Monfils with his second serve. He literally jumped into the air to try to catch the serve with his backhand and came up short, at 6 feet 4.
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