Andy Roddick matched his own new record with his serve against Stefan Koubek. By John Spivey, AP
The American did it in the eighth game of a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Stefan Koubek of Austria. Koubek actually got his racket on the record-setting serve, but he couldn't put the ball over the net.
The fastest recorded serves in tennis history:
Andy Roddick, U.S., 155mph, 2004 Davis Cup
Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 153mph, 2007 Nottingham
Andy Roddick, U.S., 149 mph, 2003 Queen's Club
Greg Rusedski, Britain, 149 mph, 1998 Indian Wells
Taylor Dent, U.S., 148 mph, 2010 Wimbledon
Taylor Dent, U.S., 144 mph, 2001 Wimbledon
Mark Philippoussis, Australia, 142.3 mph, 1997 Dusseldorf
Gilles Elseneer, Belgium, 140 mph, 2003 Basel
Julian Alonso, Spain, 140 mph, 1997 Long Island
Earlier, Roddick's second serve of the match also registered 150 mph on the courtside speed meter, but the ball landed out for a fault - which doesn't count as a record.
Karlovic did hit a 144 miles per hour (232 km/h) second serve on 3 August 2007, which is the fastest second serve on record.
The former U.S. Open champion broke the record of 149 mph that he shared with Greg Rusedski. Roddick hit a serve at that speed during a victory over Andre Agassi at the Queen's Club tournament in June. Rusedski set that standard in 1998.
The fastest second serve ever recorded was accomplished on August 3rd 2007 by 14th seeded player Ivo Karlovic of Croatia, otherwise known as 'The King of Aces'. The second serve was an astonishing 144 miles per hour (232 km/h), the fastest second serve on record.
For a long time the record for the fastest serve ever recorded by a female tennis player was 129.2 miles per hour by Venus Williams. However, that record was just broken on July 31,2014 by Sabine Lisicki. She served one 131 miles per hour.
The record for the fastest ace is held by Ivo Karlovic who served a 156 mph (~251 km/h).
155mph or 249.4kmph by Andy Roddick
Right. But until 05.march.2001. when Ivo Karlovic(Croatia) served ball with 251 kmph.
Venus Williams holds the record with a serve of 204 km/h at the French Open in 2007
Taylor Dent, 2010 148mph, fastest female Venus Williams 2007 128mph
Venus Williams holds the record for fastest serve recorded by a female at 127 mph.
No, the ball can be served at any speed the server chooses.
The fastest ever serve recorded; 251 Km/h, was by Ivo Karlovic.
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