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Ivo questioning Groth´s record

romismak
06-13-2012, 07:50 PM
http://tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=18197&zoneid=25

Ivo:

"I was a little bit disappointed, because it was always my goal to have it," the Croat said. "I did it last year and now already it is gone, and Groth’s serve wasn’t on the ATP tour. I don’t have any idea what the speed-guns would have been like at the tournament where he did this. I know that he can hit the ball hard. I don’t usually look at the speed gun on court as when you hit an ace, that’s enough. It’s going to be difficult to beat his record. It’s strange that there was such a big gap between my fastest serve and this new record. Of course, I would like to beat the record."




I have no idea about that record, because i can´t found that Groth´s serve, but he is right about the speed difference in records and we can agree that even Ivo´s record was looking weird.

I am telling againt that unless some of those guys hit it on slams it is not telling much

Raonic´s RG record - 237kph - besides Milos top servers in last slams didn´t go past 230kmh - that 263kph i can´t really imagine that happen on slam, because how i mentioned top servers maximum over last slams was 230kph-231 and only Raonic hit 237kph now at RG - and he is clearly serving hardest 1st serve on the tour in this season.

MariaV
06-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Poor Dr Ivo, I really feel for him. :awww:

TennisOnWood
06-13-2012, 08:05 PM
We all questioning it.. even Ivo's was strange and we saw it on TV

nole_no1
06-13-2012, 08:30 PM
hahaha :rolls: don't be a crybaby Ivo. Plus, he should have better goals than this in his career

philosophicalarf
06-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Raonic´s RG record - 237kph - besides Milos top servers in last slams didn´t go past 230kmh - that 263kph i can´t really imagine that happen on slam, because how i mentioned top servers maximum over last slams was 230kph-231 and only Raonic hit 237kph now at RG - and he is clearly serving hardest 1st serve on the tour in this season.

There are minor weight difference between the balls too - doesn't matter when it reaches the other side of the net, but the "speed" is measured as it leaves the racquet. I guess also heat matters too, since that affects the resistance the air gives to the entire service motion.

You can probably figure the cumulative effect of the above by doing some sort of weighting on the slam serve speed averages.

TigerTim
06-13-2012, 09:05 PM
I thought Chuck Norris had this record. Or was it that he it the ball so had he broke his racket :confused:

Snowwy
06-13-2012, 09:52 PM
No one should even be wondering, clearly the gun was not calibrated properly.

Action Jackson
06-13-2012, 10:13 PM
Serve off.

V.H.
06-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Only a retard wouldn't at least 'question' this record

NID
06-13-2012, 11:02 PM
it ain't a record until a string pops...

m9m9m9m9m9
06-14-2012, 05:01 AM
Ivo forgets his own record is at least as questionable as Groth's

tennisfan856
06-14-2012, 05:36 AM
Ivo forgets his own record is at least as questionable as Groth's

exactly, some shady davis cup equipment there.

Li Ching Yuen
06-14-2012, 05:42 AM
Oh and Ivo's record was not questionable?

:haha:

Karlovic was serving in the same year with Raonic at San Jose and he was barely reaching 135mph while Raonic was edging on 150mph.
And yes I dare say that Groth is closer to Raonic in speed than Karlovic.

BodyServe
06-14-2012, 07:16 AM
Kind of ironic actually.

I think he can consider him lucky that he even "broke" the Roddick record actually.

bjurra
06-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Only a retard wouldn't at least 'question' this record

I have got a Danish retard for you right here:

http://www.atpmix.se/en/2012/05/13/the-worlds-fastest-serve-by-frederik-nielsen/

The interesting thing for me, is how this is welcomed around the world. Just to clarify, the measuring equipment used is ITF approved and used in other events. Still I see people trying to discredit the achievement. One prominent tennis writer saying he didn’t accept it as “it wasn’t done at an ATP-event”. What – are the balls faster at challengers? Is it only a fast serve if Roger or Rafa returns it? Or is it only a big deal if a big name like Roddick does it?

Black Adam
06-14-2012, 02:27 PM
Don't trust the Davis Cup speed guns. IMO, the real record is 153mph by Roddick at Queens. It actually looked fast.

Orange Wombat
06-14-2012, 02:48 PM
:drink::lol: This is kind of funny really. He should be able to question it because he is the King of All Servers :worship:

Orange Wombat
06-14-2012, 02:51 PM
I have got a Danish retard for you right here:


Frederik Nielsen is an awesome guy he's not a retard

bjurra
06-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Frederik Nielsen is an awesome guy he's not a retard

I am sure he is an awesome guy but his blog entry was retarded.