Tennis is a game known for its mixture of finesse and power. Knowing when to slice the ball and when to hammer it across the court is the difference between the amateurs and the professionals. Focusing on the power side, some players concentrate their energy in their serve. They smack the ball as hard as they can over the net in order to disorient their opponent. This list is composed of the 10 fastest serves in the history of tennis. When power meets trajectory, you get serves that will make your head spin.
10 Feliciano Lopez - 150.4 mph
9 (Tie) Ryan Harrison - 152 mph
8 (Tie) Joachim Johansson -- 152 mph
7 Roscoe Tanner -- 153 mph
6 Andy Roddick -- 155 mph
5 Milos Raonic -- 155.3 mph
4 (Tie) Jerzy Janowicz -- 156 mph
3 (Tie) Ivo Karlovic -- 156 mph
2 Albano Olivetti -- 160 mph
1 Samuel Groth -- 163.7 mph
Many veteran tennis players have graced this list. However, as the top 5 indicate, the power of youth is a recurring theme. The number one spot on this list of the fastest tennis serves belongs to none other than another young tennis player. Aussie Samuel Groth is currently ranked #139 in the world, but don't let the rank fool you. Just because a player's rank isn't high, that doesn't mean they still can't smack a ball with authority. That's exactly what Groth did at the 2012 Busan Open Challenger Tennis tournament. Groth cocked back his arm, swung through, and broke the record books. At 163.7 mph, Samuel Groth surprised the entire tennis world. His future is bright and he might break his own record some day.
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