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Current best first serve in the game

My vote is Chris Guccione he doesn't hit it as hard as Roddick (although he does hit it very hard) but he has such good accuracy and skill on the first serve and because he is a left hander he is able to hit swingers on the left side to a right handers backhand which most right handers are not used to having being hit also the speed he hits it at, makes it almost impossible to return. Guccione hits a lot of Aces and holds the third most aces in a match record I beleive.

If you are going to say Roddick is better look at his first serve's recently he isnt hitting them as hard and is not getting as much aces. Definetly Guccione currently has a better first serve than Roddick.

any others you guys can think of or do you agree with me?
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Roddick isnt even in the top 10 when it comes to 1st serve points won. He is under 80%. #1 is Karlovic at 86% and # 2 Ljubicic at 83%. Ljubo might overttake karlovic because he been winning a high percent of 1st serve points this week.
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If you're talking about effectiveness when it goes in, Karlovic without a doubt. Incredible serve!!
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If you're talking about effectiveness when it goes in, Karlovic without a doubt. Incredible serve!!

definately agree there. When Karlo gets that 1st serve in, point over. If he had any kind of ground game, his 1st serve pts won would be nearly 100% every match.
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77 aces in 4 matches for Ivan this week

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Roddick is holding back to get more in.

Thats why he isnt leading the Ace's catagory anymore

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Re: Current best first serve in the game

I would take Federer's first serve (if I had his forehand).

His first serve takes very little energy from him, and is very soft on the body, and it's very accurate. It's better for him to hit a second shot ace (forehand winner off short reply) than waste energy to try and hit first shot aces (what is counted as an ace).

BTW, Federer leads the ATP (last couple of years) in aces (if you count second shot aces too ).

Neways, the point I'm trying to make is it's better to have a serve that is soft on the body and doesn't take much effort. So for the kids out there, work on your serving form and accuracy. Get a consistent ball toss, and have good variety on your serve. Then back it up with a great forehand (give this more attention than your serve). And learn to his second shot aces... that is, learn to put away short replies.
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Roddick is holding back to get more in.

Thats why he isnt leading the Ace's catagory anymore
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I would go with Federer for the most beautiful serve on the tour (like everything else he does on a tennis court).

The best is Karlovic obviously, his serve is the greatest single weapon I have ever seen in tennis. Imagine if Federer had his serve (without taking into account that you have to be 2.10 meters to serve like that). I am sure Federer would not lose a single match all year, not even on clay.
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I would go with Federer for the most beautiful serve on the tour (like everything else he does on a tennis court).

The best is Karlovic obviously, his serve is the greatest single weapon I have ever seen in tennis. Imagine if Federer had his serve (without taking into account that you have to be 2.10 meters to serve like that). I am sure Federer would not lose a single match all year, not even on clay.
Yep, his serve is really crazy... mostly because of those angles he can create with it. And it's pretty fast too.

But, I don't think he can catch Ivanisevic in the department of most pts. won exclusively because of the 1st serve

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Yep, his serve is really crazy... mostly because of those angles he can create with it. And it's pretty fast too.

But, I don't think he can catch Ivanisevic in the department of most pts. won exclusively because of the 1st serve

Goran was the greatest ace-machine in the history of tennis
Karlovic has past Goran, atleast Goran was quite good at playing tennis too and didnt rely only on his serve. Karlovic survives only with his crazy serve, 10 aes per set is pretty much avarage for him which is crazy.
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Roddick isnt even in the top 10 when it comes to 1st serve points won. He is under 80%. #1 is Karlovic at 86% and # 2 Ljubicic at 83%. Ljubo might overttake karlovic because he been winning a high percent of 1st serve points this week.
I think it's too early in the year for the stats to mean anything.

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Karlo by far... it's just a shame he doesn't back it up with a good return game.

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