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Who has the most stylish service action?

leng jai
09-20-2006, 07:45 AM
Personally I like Haas' serving action a lot, simple but elegant. Federer's and Safin's are also nice actions. At least they are unique, unlike a lot of the generic styles that are coming up these days. Also, I hate Roddick's serve, its all arm and nothing else.

williaer
09-20-2006, 08:23 AM
I really like Andy's serve... it looks so powerful and is just simple and effective, however if you're looking for a more conventional serve action I guess you'd have to go for Roger.

Johnny Groove
09-20-2006, 09:04 AM
Yes, roddick's serve is all arm, nothing else. Dont mind the legs, no, all that power as he bends down and explodes thru the ball. ALL ARMS!1!!! Llozl!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

scarecrows
09-20-2006, 09:05 AM
Volandri

landoud
09-20-2006, 09:23 AM
Baghdatis

Mimi
09-20-2006, 09:23 AM
pete :cool: :worship:

Himura
09-20-2006, 09:30 AM
roger

Ferrero Forever
09-20-2006, 09:36 AM
Marcos, that ball between the legs thing is great

David Kenzie
09-20-2006, 09:37 AM
Personally I like Haas' serving action a lot, simple but elegant. Federer's and Safin's are also nice actions. At least they are unique, unlike a lot of the generic styles that are coming up these days. Also, I hate Roddick's serve, its all arm and nothing else.
How fast would Roddick serve if he didn't just use his arm ? Scary !

Consigliere
09-20-2006, 09:41 AM
Federer,

rocks back, flows into it, effortless.

Matthias13
09-20-2006, 09:45 AM
Xavier Malisse's serve is very stilish I think. So fluent and beautiful to watch.



COME ON BELGIANS !!! :worship:

Foosimoo
09-20-2006, 10:10 AM
Ollie. :p

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 10:11 AM
Karsten Braasch

its.like.that
09-20-2006, 10:30 AM
I really like Andy's serve... it looks so powerful and is just simple and effective, however if you're looking for a more conventional serve action I guess you'd have to go for Roger.

How does contorting your spine count as being simple?

:p

its.like.that
09-20-2006, 10:32 AM
Personally I like Haas' serving action a lot, simple but elegant. Federer's and Safin's are also nice actions. At least they are unique, unlike a lot of the generic styles that are coming up these days. Also, I hate Roddick's serve, its all arm and nothing else.

Federer has the most fluent action.

Safin's is effective but places stress on the back.

Haas's service motion is quite heavy-handed.

Action Jackson
09-20-2006, 10:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnE--CmXs0

flip_fan
09-20-2006, 10:45 AM
mark :)

Norrage
09-20-2006, 10:54 AM
Braasch

yomike
09-20-2006, 11:02 AM
Federer, Gasquet and Berdych

Yappa
09-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Karsten Braasch

:lol:

Also very unique: Invanisevics serve although Ljubicics serve looks similiar.

Stichs serve looked very natural to me, I think.

Monteque
09-20-2006, 11:58 AM
Federer and Roddick.

Hendu
09-20-2006, 12:00 PM
Coria

Loremaster
09-20-2006, 12:08 PM
I Like Roddick's, Federer;s and Gasquet'a the best

partygirl
09-20-2006, 12:31 PM
Also, I hate Roddick's serve, its all arm and nothing else.
you really couldn't be more wrong...its all legs, ass and kinetic energy, notice he does not have the arms of Nadal which i think he would need to serve that hard & consistently if it were all arm.

i have to defend it because i could watch it in slow motion all day long:hearts:...

the super deep knee bend, the flexability, the unleashing of raw power in split seconds POW!!!:drool: and the fact that he can do it over & over & over for hours without diminished power or serious damage.:bowdown::bowdown:

scarecrows
09-20-2006, 12:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnE--CmXs0
:rolls: :haha:

i cant stop laughing

how can that be a challenger qualy?

Spris
09-20-2006, 12:45 PM
Zabaleta

alfonsojose
09-20-2006, 01:43 PM
Davenport's

alfonsojose
09-20-2006, 01:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnE--CmXs0
:haha: :haha:

Pea
09-20-2006, 02:07 PM
rusedski

tripb19
09-20-2006, 02:17 PM
Labadze hands down.

JMG
09-20-2006, 02:41 PM
Philipp Petzschner without a doubt - beautiful serve.

madmanfool
09-20-2006, 03:03 PM
Roddick serve is all arm, best laugh of the week, but serious now

Sampras is the man,
Ivanisevic and Rafter (although very bad serve for your shoulder)
today player i take Safin

tangerine_dream
09-20-2006, 03:08 PM
I love Roddick's unconventional serve :hearts:

Deboogle!.
09-20-2006, 03:10 PM
Mardy Fish :)

vincayou
09-20-2006, 03:17 PM
I quite like Roddick's one. Pure Power.

I don't know if I like or not, but the way F.Gonzalez opens his raquet at the beginning of the move is special.

controlfreak
09-20-2006, 04:16 PM
Robredo used to have this serve, don't know if he still does, where he opened the wrist and had the racquet face facing skywards like a waiter's tray during the takeback. It was nice, possibly similar to the Gonzalez one that was just mentioned.

PoderShileno
09-20-2006, 04:20 PM
massu and nadal...

MurrayFan1
09-20-2006, 04:55 PM
Yes, roddick's serve is all arm, nothing else. Dont mind the legs, no, all that power as he bends down and explodes thru the ball. ALL ARMS!1!!! Llozl!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I couldn't agree more, he gets so much power from that, his arms and legs are absolutely huge. He makes the racket look so small and light...not that they're espeically heavy, but I know what I mean :p

pistolmarat
09-20-2006, 04:57 PM
Pete's and Pat's:bowdown:
but Federer is close:cool:
Marat's got a great service motion, very effective:p
Andy's serve is unique:yeah:

MisterQ
09-20-2006, 05:05 PM
As much as it was the bane of my existence sometimes, Sampras' serve was a thing of beauty. ;)

GlennMirnyi
09-20-2006, 05:12 PM
BERLOCQ!

Byrd
09-20-2006, 05:19 PM
Coria

disturb3d
09-20-2006, 09:46 PM
you really couldn't be more wrong...its all legs, ass and kinetic energy, notice he does not have the arms of Nadal which i think he would need to serve that hard & consistently if it were all arm.

i have to defend it because i could watch it in slow motion all day long:hearts:...

the super deep knee bend, the flexability, the unleashing of raw power in split seconds POW!!!:drool: and the fact that he can do it over & over & over for hours without diminished power or serious damage.:bowdown::bowdown:You're a freak!

PamV
09-20-2006, 09:50 PM
Yes, roddick's serve is all arm, nothing else. Dont mind the legs, no, all that power as he bends down and explodes thru the ball. ALL ARMS!1!!! Llozl!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I disagree. Roddick scrunches down and springs up with his legs when he serves. He also bends his back backward quite a bit.

PamV
09-20-2006, 09:51 PM
I couldn't agree more, he gets so much power from that, his arms and legs are absolutely huge. He makes the racket look so small and light...not that they're espeically heavy, but I know what I mean :p

Roddick's arms are no bigger than the average non-athelete.

RickDaStick
09-20-2006, 09:55 PM
Ivan Ljubicic

Fergie
09-20-2006, 09:57 PM
BERLOCQ!
:haha:

Roger and Pete! :worship:

madmanfool
09-20-2006, 10:14 PM
What about Kuerten?

General Suburbia
09-20-2006, 10:50 PM
I disagree. Roddick scrunches down and springs up with his legs when he serves. He also bends his back backward quite a bit.
The worst thing about forums is that it's hard to determine if someone is sarcastic or not. Yes PamV, he was being sarcastic.

partygirl
09-20-2006, 11:22 PM
You're a freak!
Thank you & that would make you a....?

*Viva Chile*
09-21-2006, 12:28 AM
Nobody mention this?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45gvXKtVZYo

~*BGT*~
09-21-2006, 03:05 AM
Nobody mention this?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45gvXKtVZYo

:lol: That's my girl, Elena. I spit when I saw that second serve.

Dusk Soldier
09-21-2006, 03:17 AM
I like Federer's cause he looks like a falcon or something with his motion.

I also like watching Roddick, and Mariano Puerta's serves. Those ones are good looking too.

predator
09-21-2006, 03:38 AM
sania mirza (indian) man of course

NYCtennisfan
09-21-2006, 04:52 AM
Federer's and Pete's service motions are poetry in motion.

A nice third place goes to Jay Berger.

+alonso
09-21-2006, 04:55 AM
Gonzalez, Baghdatis, Nalbandian, Federer

El Legenda
09-21-2006, 04:59 AM
Ljubicic has a painless motion for a huge server...

im suprised Roddick does not get hurt in the elbow area

partygirl
09-21-2006, 05:02 AM
I also like watching Roddick, and Mariano Puerta's serves. Those ones are good looking too.
mmmhmmmm.:drool::devil:

disturb3d
09-21-2006, 05:03 AM
Gonzalez, Baghdatis, Nalbandian, FedererGonzalez, Baghdatis and Nalbandian have ugly serves.
The most beautiful serve belongs to Karlovic. Also happens to be the most technically correct.

disturb3d
09-21-2006, 05:04 AM
mmmhmmmm.:drool::devil:Freak.

partygirl
09-21-2006, 05:10 AM
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/happy006.gif

Bagelicious
09-21-2006, 05:19 AM
Nobody mention this?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45gvXKtVZYo

:haha: :worship:

controlfreak's avatar reminds me a little of Roddick's serve...

partygirl
09-21-2006, 05:28 AM
:spit:

ANT0N!0
09-21-2006, 05:33 AM
The best serve definitely belongs to Ivo Karlovic, that's for sure. If we are talking about the most stylish ones... well, I personally like Federer's service action and Baghdatis' too.

+alonso
09-21-2006, 05:39 AM
Gonzalez, Baghdatis and Nalbandian have ugly serves.
The most beautiful serve belongs to Karlovic. Also happens to be the most technically correct.
Well, talking about style, I like them even though aren't that effective sometimes
For ex. Gonzalez hits the ball and it looks so effotless, same thing with Nalbandian's

Jadranka
09-21-2006, 01:42 PM
I must say Roddick (I dont like him) .... and Ancic :)

Dusk Soldier
09-21-2006, 07:55 PM
mmmhmmmm.:drool::devil:not quite what I meant lol.

Black Adam
09-21-2006, 08:25 PM
Feliciano Lopez has got such a smooth lefty swing :hearts: But the most stylish is Roddick.:yeah:

koop
09-21-2006, 09:26 PM
I love Roddick's, he makes it look like the easiest thing in the world. I still don't see how he gets such power even with that windup, but I could watch him serve all day.

Havok
09-22-2006, 01:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnE--CmXs0
Best serve EVER!!!!!!!!:hearts::hearts::drool:

As for actual top players, I really like Haas' serve. Roddick's got his own unique serve and nobody serves like him (Monfils tries to copy it, but doesn't come close to properly reproducing it).

drf716
09-22-2006, 01:52 AM
<--- great wave action too

leng jai
09-22-2006, 01:58 AM
Best serve EVER!!!!!!!!:hearts::hearts::drool:

As for actual top players, I really like Haas' serve. Roddick's got his own unique serve and nobody serves like him (Monfils tries to copy it, but doesn't come close to properly reproducing it).

Finally someone that agrees with me on Haas' serve

partygirl
09-22-2006, 02:54 AM
not quite what I meant lol.
Its what i meant :)

silverarrows
09-22-2006, 03:31 AM
Roger Federer - smooth as silk. :cool:

I also like the power of Pete Sampras' serve.

ugotlobbed
09-22-2006, 05:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnE--CmXs0
rofls reminds me of an alien, wait thats nadal

jmsx521
09-22-2006, 06:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnE--CmXs0
Both far from natural, but unforgetable.
Karsten Braasch
Michael Tebbutt
I was also surprised to see Braasch not smoking during breaks as he's known to have done.

Kristine_cy
09-22-2006, 07:49 AM
Federer. ;) I get bored watching Andy serve. :X

Action Jackson
09-22-2006, 07:56 AM
:rolls: :haha:

i cant stop laughing

how can that be a challenger qualy?

He bought his way with a WC and that's in Geneva and he has done it there before and he got double bagelled in the match.

swissfed
09-22-2006, 09:02 AM
Federer owns the most beautiful service motion

Loftra
09-22-2006, 02:51 PM
Joachim Johansson, Lopez, Karlovic, Roddick, Ancic, Phillippoussis

Action Jackson
03-10-2008, 05:28 AM
4WKagbwQxW4

azza
03-10-2008, 05:57 AM
Mark Philippoussis

baghdatis
03-10-2008, 06:27 AM
brian battistone

Xristos
03-10-2008, 06:41 AM
brian battistone

Who?

Clay Death
03-10-2008, 06:46 AM
Personally I like Haas' serving action a lot, simple but elegant. Federer's and Safin's are also nice actions. At least they are unique, unlike a lot of the generic styles that are coming up these days. Also, I hate Roddick's serve, its all arm and nothing else.


Fed has the most elegant service mechanics in the business.

for sheer power but little grace/elegance, it is dr. ivo and roddick.

as far as the open era is concerned, sampras walks away with the most elegant service mechanics of them all. good enough for 14 slams.

baghdatis
03-10-2008, 06:49 AM
Who?

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:D it works!!

Clay Death
03-10-2008, 07:00 AM
hrwcr7BxS5I


:D it works!!

probably does work some. i have never seen a serve like that.

baghdatis
03-10-2008, 07:06 AM
LOL his highest reanking is like 1300 but for doubles it is around 690..

Adler
03-10-2008, 07:19 AM
This guy:
http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA

Mimi
03-10-2008, 07:23 AM
pete :worship:

Mimi
03-10-2008, 07:24 AM
:scared:
This guy:
http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA

BodyServe
03-10-2008, 07:41 AM
Stich.
But for the flat serves i prefer Karlovic's.

tripb19
03-10-2008, 07:59 AM
http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=H1-sQRPRMPI&feature=related

BlueSwan
03-10-2008, 08:03 AM
Federer has the most stylish volley, forehand and backhand - they don't call it ballet tennis for nothing. But Sampras has the most stylish (and best) serve I've ever seen, Federer is second.

Kolya
03-10-2008, 08:05 AM
Wayne Arthurs.

BodyServe
03-10-2008, 08:05 AM
http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=H1-sQRPRMPI&feature=related

That's so fake...look at the net.

KitinovRules
03-10-2008, 08:09 AM
Ancic serve when kicks is very hard to handle

tripb19
03-10-2008, 08:11 AM
That's so fake...look at the net.

Still good though.

Stefanos13
03-10-2008, 08:27 AM
Sampras! The king of swing

mwa!

madmanfool
03-10-2008, 08:53 AM
That's so fake...look at the net.

it's from a commercial

baghdatis
03-10-2008, 09:32 AM
This guy:
http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA

This king returns!!

H_EutlwXdKs



Get a load of this guy :haha:

pom0yDsKqnk

leng jai
03-10-2008, 09:36 AM
Federer has the most stylish volley, forehand and backhand - they don't call it ballet tennis for nothing. But Sampras has the most stylish (and best) serve I've ever seen, Federer is second.

Federer has an ugly backhand.

JustJames
03-10-2008, 09:50 AM
Feliciano Lopez

scarecrows
03-10-2008, 10:06 AM
this guy, hope it not been posted before
(courtesy of Renaud)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs7bpPKD4X8

Deshna
03-10-2008, 10:10 AM
Roddick's serve.

ryan23
03-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Probably Haas imo

VolandriFan
03-10-2008, 11:58 AM
I don't know, I really like Gaudio's service motion. It's rather manufactured and unconventional, but it's stylish and something different to look at.

VolandriFan
03-10-2008, 12:00 PM
And Volandri.

Bernard Black
03-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Boris Becker.

Nah, just kidding. Has to be Sampras, hands down. Amazingly smooth, sexy action, made the serve look like the easiest of shots.

I liked Krajicek's too. Really simple motion that's probably the biggest influence in the way I serve really. Just wish I had his height!

finishingmove
03-10-2008, 12:25 PM
i would say djokovic. very classy ,not to mention the technical side...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Novak_Djokovic%2C_US_Open_2007.jpg

Scandal beauty
03-10-2008, 01:00 PM
I think Juan Monaco is very stylish when he serves and of course Mr Haas as well.

arm
03-10-2008, 01:21 PM
federer

Henry Chinaski
03-10-2008, 03:23 PM
I quite like Gonzo's. Looks so easy.

safinalium
03-10-2008, 03:29 PM
I like Federer's. It's classy and stylish ;)

Deshna
03-10-2008, 03:55 PM
Marion Bartoli's serve is the ugliest :scared: :rolls:

Adler
03-10-2008, 05:03 PM
Marion Bartoli's serve is the ugliest :scared: :rolls:
No, her face is ugly when she serves

Exodus
03-10-2008, 05:26 PM
fed and safin

stebs
03-10-2008, 05:30 PM
In the modern game both Federer and Safin have smooth serves. the great thing with Federer's is that it doesn't tire him at all.

Sampras had the privelage of having one of the best serves of all time and one of the best actions (I suppose the two correlate). I am not a fan of his particularly but that serve was very nice to watch.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-10-2008, 05:35 PM
Zabaleta, Chela, Berlocq, Volandri :worship:

no, seriously Pete the all time best, simply amazing :bowdown:

Burrow
03-10-2008, 06:12 PM
Whoever said Djokovic had a classy serve made me laugh, classy is certainly not the word...

I like Safins although it has changed since 2000, he used to kind of take the ball on the rise whereas he throws it higher and lets it drop a little now, Federers is smooth and easy, Scrichaphan has a very good technique...

My top 3 probably.

madmanfool
03-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Whoever said Djokovic had a classy serve made me laugh, classy is certainly not the word...

I like Safins although it has changed since 2000, he used to kind of take the ball on the rise whereas he throws it higher and lets it drop a little now, Federers is smooth and easy, Scrichaphan has a very good technique...

My top 3 probably.

yeah Safin's serve used to look a bit like Massu's. I like it better now.

*Viva Chile*
03-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Who can forget this legend??? :spit: :worship:

M4fLWCcg7OA

richie21
03-10-2008, 06:48 PM
Although he is not playing anymore,Sampras.
His service action is incredibly stylish

Farenhajt
03-10-2008, 07:02 PM
Dead race between Bhupathi and Bartoli.

HoistDaColors
03-10-2008, 08:48 PM
I quite like Andreev's serve. There's a nice flow to it.

Jimnik
03-10-2008, 09:03 PM
As far as active players are concerned:

Safin, because it just looks so smooth and he generates power without effort. Roddick, because it's the most original action I've ever seen and when you watch it live it looks so impressive.

Federer's is nice and smooth too. Lopez and Kiefer's actions are charming in their own way. I've also always liked Chela's service action, for some reason.

finishingmove
03-10-2008, 10:18 PM
Whoever said Djokovic had a classy serve made me laugh, classy is certainly not the word...



well maybe 'awesome'...

technically its one of the best (1st and 2nd serve , especially the 2nd)

Howard
03-10-2008, 10:35 PM
Among today's players I'd pick Safin and Bob Bryan. If we're going back a way's I'd say Michael Stich.