Tennis: Aces by the 5 Most Powerful Servers in the Game

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Tennis: Aces by the 5 Most Powerful Servers in the Game
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The great sport of tennis is replete with skilled servers. It's a skill that's essential to victory, especially in the ATP, where a player has to go through, in a best case scenario, a couple of top-20 players in order to face a Djokovic or a Federer in the finals of any given tournament.

There are some players, though, who stand out from the crowd. Since the times of Bill Tilden, and on through the days of Roscoe Tanner into the present, there are men who have made the sheer power of their serves a cornerstone of their game plan. In addition to being difficult to defend against, these players are also incredibly fun to watch.

This slideshow would like to pay homage to five of the best servers in tennis; in fact, the players in the following video clips own the five fastest serves to be accurately recorded. Because of questionable technological accuracy, Tilden and Tanner don't make the list, but they're replaced by two other powerful Americans who are stars in their own right.

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