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View Poll Results: Who has the best serve??
Richard Krajicak 7 9.59%
Mark Philippoussis 7 9.59%
Andy Roddick 3 4.11%
Goran Ivanisevic 12 16.44%
Marat Safin 12 16.44%
Pat Rafter 3 4.11%
Wayne Arthurs 3 4.11%
Pete Sampras 14 19.18%
Greg Rusedski 5 6.85%
other 7 9.59%
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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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The best servers.....

The ATP is full of huge servers. Many players depend on their serve to win them a match and most of the times, their serves are so penetrating, it works. Who do YOU think is the best server.

federer - del potro - gasquet - nishikori - gulbis
haase - monfils - janowicz - nadal - giraldo
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Well Taylor Dent just won a title with his serve. I like Rafter's serve, Rafter has a good back up and placement.

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Taylor Dent should be in that list instead of "other", which i assure you no one will pick

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WE'LL ASSUME OTHER IS TAYLOR DENT!!!

federer - del potro - gasquet - nishikori - gulbis
haase - monfils - janowicz - nadal - giraldo
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Daniel are you serious??

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yes i am very serious why???




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1st of all, you didnt vote.
2nd of all, PETE SAMPRAS??
he has a... nice serve... but not as good as the other fellows here!

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guys,maybe u dont remember how Pete used to serve in his best seasons..he was unbelaivable,specially at Wimbledon.dont jugde Pete's serve based on last 2 years performances,but based on his whole career.there is no doubt,he got the best one!

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I voted for Goran, but all those players are exellent servers, speccially Dent and Krajicek
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No doubt about it, Wayne Arthurs has the best serve on the tour.

Impossible to pick, and when you pick it, it bounces all over the place.

Anyone who can go unbroken for stretches of 50 to 100 service games is the best.

If you gave his serve to any decent ground stroker, it would be game over.

Imagine a Hewitt with Arthurs serve

Thats a scary thought

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Goran´s serve is the best effective one WHEN it works. As it is not very reliable, since he can get 20947183569235 aces in a row AS WELL AS that many double faults in a row, overall I cant say he has the best one.
Taylor Dent has LOADS of power, and is a POTENTIAL best server. But he is not consistent enough yet to make it a reliable weapon.
And I must agree with Lindsayfan and Daniel, Petes serve is great. Maybe you didnt see it when it was effective, but it was a major weapon. And a plus, it used to ALWAYS work.
Krajicek´s motion is great, and Rafter has the most beautiful serve.

Overall, I still get Sampras, since he is the one who had it working for longer, who won a lot of matches on that weapon, and had it consistently at his serve. Serving is not only blasting, it is mental preparation and a matter of picking the right choice. Pete did all that.

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Didn't Pete hold serve at Wimbledon for over 100 straight games?

Right now his serve might not be what it was, but back in the day it was so he gets the nod from me.

Goran as well, who wouldn't have won WImbledon without it.

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