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View Poll Results: Who's got the best serve?
J. Johansson 1 1.56%
Karlovic 29 45.31%
Federer 18 28.13%
Roddick 8 12.50%
Ljubicic 1 1.56%
Safin 3 4.69%
Other 4 6.25%
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I give Karlovic the edge, if it wasn't for that serve he wouldn't be a pro.

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Re: Best Serve

easy one -> Federer

Karlovic only in relation to his game
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I would say that Roddick has the best 1st serve and Federer has the 2nd serve.
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I would say that Roddick has the best 1st serve and Federer has the 2nd serve.

How can you say this when he doesnt even win 80% of 1st serve points? There is only one answer and that is Karlovic.
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I don't want to be strident or anything, but anyone who doesn't vote for the Doctor is an idiot.
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I've voted for a Dr. Ivo. I think my thread about his aces' achievements is telling. This man even on Swiss clay had 7-6, 3-6, 6-7 against Federer. When Karlovic is in a good service form you can only beat him in two or three tie-break sets I don't see in Poll Wayne Arthurs. He is still active

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in history Sampras

but for the poll I voted Karlovic

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As Macenroe said, if you're teaching a kid how to serve teach him how to serve like Federer.
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I would say that Roddick has the best 1st serve and Federer has the 2nd serve.
Yes. Federer's second serve "kick serve" should be banned. Nobody could handle it properly at the AO (nobody could step into the court to take his 2nd serve).
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Re: Best Serve

I always thought Roddick had the best serve, but it wasn't until the U.S open against Fed, that I realized that fast doesn't necessarily equal best. He was struggling to get the majority of his first serves in. I don't get to watch tennis that much, so I don't know if that's a common practice for Roddick but it seems that Fed gets off a lot of aces against his opponents. So I guess I would have to vote for fed. Oh wait, I have to actually vote first.
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I always thought Roddick had the best serve, but it wasn't until the U.S open against Fed, that I realized that fast doesn't necessarily equal best. He was struggling to get the majority of his first serves in. I don't get to watch tennis that much, so I don't know if that's a common practice for Roddick but it seems that Fed gets off a lot of aces against his opponents. So I guess I would have to vote for fed. Oh wait, I have to actually vote first.
Well Roddick has a garbage ROS, and Federer has an amazing ROS. So Fed always aces the crap out of Roddick.

Fed also doesn't seem to try to hit hard serve unless he faces a hard server. I noticed this about him. Against lower level opponents he seems to save a lot of energy by not going for big serves.
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Well Roddick has a ROS, and Federer has an amazing ROS. So Fed always aces the crap out of Roddick.

Fed also doesn't seem to try to hit hard serve unless he faces a hard server. I noticed this about him. Against lower level opponents he seems to save a lot of energy by not going for big serves.
I always wondered, because people say or have said, i think Rafa too, that it's hard to read his serve. So I guess that why he gets a lot of aces of his opponents too.
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Re: Best Serve

Sampras is the best ever

now Fed... then Ivo, Ivan and A-Rod

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