Fastest recorded tennis serves

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John Isner holds the ATP-recognised record for the fastest recorded tennis serve, with a serve recorded at 253.0 km/h (157.2 mph) in the first round of the 2016 Davis Cup

This article lists serving speed record breaks for the men's and women's professional tennis.

This list is not historically complete. For instance, not listed here, Roscoe Tanner's serve was clocked at 153 mph at Palm Springs in 1978 during the final against Raúl Ramírez. There are also reports that Bill Tilden had a serve that was clocked at 163.3 mph but there is nothing to verify that.[1] Also, Ellsworth Vines in the Wimbledon finals of 1932 clocked 121 mph (without Radar).[2] Udayachand Shetty's winning serve was clocked by radar at 120 mph using a wooden racquet, at the Gilbey Gins fast serve contest held in Chicago on 24 July 1976.[3] This qualified him to take part in the finals at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills Queens on 20 August 1976. Colin Dibley of Australia won the event with a serve of 130 mph.[4]

Currently, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) does not formally recognize service speed records made in Challenger tour events due to lack of uniformity in these tournaments' radar guns (including availability or lack thereof). Nevertheless, the serve speed of 263 km/h (163.4 mph) recorded by Australian Sam Groth at an ATP Challenger event in Busan, South Korea in May 2012 was measured using ATP-approved equipment and other data gathered appeared within a normal range. However, John Isner holds the ATP's official record for the fastest serve at 253 km/h (157.2 mph).[5]

Reilly Opelka with a 233 km/h (144.8 mph) second serve in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Italian Open in Rome, holds the record for the fastest second serve ever recorded.[6]

Criteria to be listed in this article
  • Men's serves must be recorded at or over 230 km/h (143 mph) minimum standard speed.
  • Women's serves must be recorded at or over 200 km/h (124 mph) minimum standard speed.[7]
  • Only one serve per player is recorded here. For example, Andy Roddick has many 230 km/h (143 mph) or faster serves on his record but only his personal best of 249 km/h (155 mph) is included.[8]
  • In cases where more than one serve has been recorded at the same speed, the oldest recorded serve is listed first.

Men[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
  Not recognized by ATP
  Not formally recognized by ATP, and/or unsourced
Rank Player Speed Event Type Round Ref.
1 Australia Sam Groth 263.0 km/h (163.4 mph) 2012 Busan Open Challenger Tennis Singles 2R [9]
2 France Albano Olivetti 257.5 km/h (160.0 mph) 2012 Internazionali Trofeo Lame Perrel–Faip Singles 1R [10]
3 United States John Isner[note 1] 253.0 km/h (157.2 mph) 2016 Davis Cup Singles 1R [12]
4 Spain Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 252.0 km/h (156.6 mph) 2022 Italian Open[dubious ] Singles 2R [13]
5 Croatia Ivo Karlović 251.0 km/h (156.0 mph) 2011 Davis Cup Doubles 1R [14]
Poland Jerzy Janowicz[note 2] 251.0 km/h (156.0 mph) 2012 Pekao Szczecin Open Singles 1R [16]
7 Canada Milos Raonic 249.9 km/h (155.3 mph) 2012 SAP Open Singles SF [17]
8 United States Andy Roddick 249.4 km/h (155.0 mph) 2004 Davis Cup Singles SF [18]
9 Australia Chris Guccione 248.0 km/h (154.1 mph) 2006 Davis Cup Singles 1R [19]
10 Sweden Joachim Johansson 244.6 km/h (152.0 mph) 2004 Davis Cup Doubles 1R [20]
United States Ryan Harrison 244.6 km/h (152.0 mph) 2013 Western & Southern Open Singles 2R [21]
Spain Feliciano López 244.6 km/h (152.0 mph) 2014 Aegon Championships Singles 1R [22]
13 Romania Marius Copil 244.0 km/h (151.6 mph) 2016 European Open Singles QF [23]
14 Poland Hubert Hurkacz 243.0 km/h (151.0 mph) 2016 Davis Cup Singles 1R [citation needed]
Germany Oscar Otte 243.0 km/h (151.0 mph) 2021 US Open Singles 4R [24]
16 United States Taylor Dent 241.0 km/h (149.8 mph) 2006 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Singles 1R [17]
17 Latvia Ernests Gulbis 240.3 km/h (149.3 mph) 2007 St. Petersburg Open Singles ? [citation needed]
18 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 240.0 km/h (149.1 mph) 2017 Stockholm Open Singles F [25]
19 United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 239.8 km/h (149.0 mph) 1998 Newsweek Champions Cup Singles SF [26]
20 Russia Dmitry Tursunov 237.0 km/h (147.3 mph) 2006 Davis Cup Singles SF [27]
Russia Marat Safin 237.0 km/h (147.3 mph) 2007 Davis Cup Singles QF [citation needed]
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 237.0 km/h (147.3 mph) 2014 Rogers Cup Singles QF [28]
United States Frances Tiafoe 237.0 km/h (147.3 mph) 2018 Estoril Open Singles F [citation needed]
United States Taylor Fritz 237.0 km/h (147.3 mph) 2020 US Open Singles 3R [29]
United States Reilly Opelka 237.0 km/h (147.3 mph) 2022 Sydney Singles SF [30]
Spain Bernabé Zapata Miralles 237.0 km/h (147.3 mph) 2022 Monte-Carlo Singles Q [31]
27 Chile Fernando González 236.0 km/h (146.6 mph) 2007 Italian Open Singles SF [32]
Germany Alexander Zverev 236.0 km/h (146.6 mph) 2021 Indian Wells Singles 2R [33]
29 France Gaël Monfils [note 3] 235.0 km/h (146.0 mph) 2007 Legg Mason Tennis Classic Singles QF [17]
Serbia Dušan Vemić 235.0 km/h (146.0 mph) 2008 Countrywide Classic Singles ? [17]
Croatia Marin Čilić 235.0 km/h (146.0 mph) 2016 Davis Cup Singles 1R [citation needed]
Italy Matteo Berrettini 235.0 km/h (146.0 mph) 2021 Mutua Madrid Open Singles F [35]
33 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 234.0 km/h (145.4 mph) 2005 Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid Singles F [36]
Lithuania Ričardas Berankis 234.0 km/h (145.4 mph) 2011 Open d'Orléans Singles 1R [37]
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 234.0 km/h (145.4 mph) 2016 Davis Cup Doubles SF [38]
36 United Kingdom Andy Murray 233.4 km/h (145.0 mph) 2007 SAP Open Singles 1R [39]
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 233.4 km/h (145.0 mph) 2013 Aegon Championships Singles ? [40]
Serbia Viktor Troicki 233.4 km/h (145.0 mph) 2017 Davis Cup Singles ? [citation needed]
Chile Nicolás Jarry 233.0 km/h (144.8 mph) 2018 Davis Cup ? 1R [41]
40 Chile Nicolas Massu 232.4 km/h (144.4 mph) ? ? ? [citation needed]
41 Spain Fernando Verdasco 232.0 km/h (144.2 mph) 2009 French Open ? ? [17]
Austria Dominic Thiem 232.0 km/h (144.2 mph) 2017 Gerry Weber Open ? ? [42]
43 United States Mardy Fish 231.7 km/h (144.0 mph) 2007 Pacific Life Open Singles 1R [17]
Poland Marcin Matkowski 231.7 km/h (144.0 mph) 2009 ATP World Tour Finals Doubles ? [citation needed]
45 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 231.0 km/h (143.5 mph) 2022 Italian Open Singles 3R [43]
46 Argentina Jose Acasuso 230.3 km/h (143.1 mph) ? ? ? [citation needed]
47 Argentina Agustin Calleri 230.1 km/h (143.0 mph) ? ? ? [citation needed]
Sweden Robin Söderling 230.1 km/h (143.0 mph) 2010 ATP World Tour Finals Singles RR [citation needed] [44]
Germany Daniel Brands 230.1 km/h (143.0 mph) 2011 Intersport Heilbronn Open ? ? [citation needed]
Czech Republic Jiri Vesely 230.1 km/h (143.0 mph) 2014 Wimbledon Singles 2R [45]
Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili 230.1 km/h (143.0 mph) 2017 Wimbledon Singles 2R [46]
Australia Nick Kyrgios 230.1 km/h (143.0 mph) 2019 Wimbledon Singles 2R [47]
53 Netherlands Martin Verkerk 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2003 Breil Milano Indoor ? ? [citation needed]
Switzerland Roger Federer 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2010 Gerry Weber Open Singles F [48]
Spain Nicolás Almagro 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2016 Argentina Open ? ? [citation needed]
Norway Casper Ruud 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2022 Argentina Open Singles F [citation needed]
Spain Rafael Nadal 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2022 Italian Open Singles 2R [49]
Serbia Laslo Djere 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2022 Italian Open Singles 2R [50]
Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2022 Indian Wells Singles 2R [51]
Germany Mats Rosenkranz 230.0 km/h (142.9 mph) 2022 Mallorca Singles Q [52]
  1. ^ He has a recorded serve speed of 4,718 km/h (2,932 mph) according the ATP tour match statistics against Rafael Nadal in the 2022 Italian Open, but this record is speculated to be a recording error.[11]
  2. ^ His fastest verified serve clocked in at 149.3 mph (240 km/h) in the 2013 Davis Cup and he produced a 150.4 mph (242 km/h) serve during his run in the 2012 Paris Masters, but it was a let.[15]
  3. ^ He had a recorded speed of 242.0 km/h (150 mph) at 2018 Wimbledon, but officials revoked the reading due to errors with the radar gun.[34]

Women[edit]

The WTA does not recognize, nor keep tabs of speed records set outside the main draw phase of WTA Tour tournaments. Therefore serve speeds recorded from the qualifying phase of WTA tournaments are not added to the official WTA serve speed statistics. Also WTA tournament serve speeds recorded by different or unapproved measurement systems or brands (not using technology provided by ATP/WTA's supplier SMT/IDS) or speeds recorded at any non-WTA tournaments such as the ITF Women's Circuit, the Fed Cup, and Olympics tennis are not added to WTA's official list of records.

  Not recognized by WTA
Rank Player Speed[53] Event[note 1] Ref.
1 Spain Georgina García Pérez 220 km/h (136.7 mph) 2018 Hungarian Ladies Open [54]
2 Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 214 km/h (133.0 mph) 2018 WTA Elite Trophy [55]
3 Germany Sabine Lisicki 210.8 km/h (131.0 mph) 2014 Stanford Classic [56]
4 Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 209.2 km/h (130.0 mph) 2006 Cincinnati Masters (qualifiers) [57]
5 United States Venus Williams 207.6 km/h (129.0 mph) 2007 US Open [58]
United States Alycia Parks 207.6 km/h (129.0 mph) 2021 US Open [59]
Australia Ajla Tomljanovic 207.6 km/h (129.0 mph) 2018 Cincinnati Masters [60]
8 United States Serena Williams 207 km/h (128.6 mph) 2013 Australian Open [61]
Serbia Ivana Jorović 207 km/h (128.6 mph) 2017 Fed Cup [citation needed]
10 Germany Julia Görges 203 km/h (126.1 mph) 2012 French Open [citation needed]
France Caroline Garcia 203 km/h (126.1 mph) 2016 Fed Cup [citation needed]
12 Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 202.7 km/h (126.0 mph) 2007 Indian Wells Masters [citation needed]
13 Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok 202 km/h (125.5 mph) 2014 Australian Open [citation needed]
14 Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 201.2 km/h (125.0 mph) 2015 Wimbledon [citation needed]
Japan Naomi Osaka 201.2 km/h (125.0 mph) 2016 US Open [62]
16 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld 201.1 km/h (125.0 mph) 2009 Indian Wells Masters [citation needed]
17 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 201 km/h (124.9 mph) 2007 French Open [63]
Czech Republic Denisa Allertová 201 km/h (124.9 mph) 2015 Australian Open [64]
United States Coco Gauff 201 km/h (124.9 mph) 2021 Wimbledon Championships [65]
United States Bernarda Pera 201 km/h (124.9 mph) 2021 US Open [66]
21 France Kristina Mladenovic 200 km/h (124.3 mph) 2009 French Open [citation needed]
  1. ^ "IDS[clarification needed] only collects serve speed data on show courts at certain events (11 in 2014) and started doing so in 1989 ... Players who have had multiple Top 10 fastest serves only have their top one listed, and if they hit that top speed multiple times, just the first time they did it is listed." http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/1978722/title/ids-serve-speed-leaders

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