Groth Hits The Fastest Recorded Serve

by Clare on May 13, 2012 · 1 comment

in ATP News

Australian Samual Groth has broke the record for the fastest serve.

He not only broke the record held by Ivo Karlovic, he smashed it THREE times! Karlovic’s previous record was 156mph, Groth registered serves at 158mph, 159mph and the current record serve of 163mph!!

Although serve speed records are not official due to variation with radar machines, the ATP “confirmed that the event used approved equipment, and that other data gathered appeared within a normal range.”

The match in which the record was set took place during the Busan Challenger Tournament held in South Korea. Despite the huge serves Groth was beaten in straight sets by Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus 6-4 6-3.

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Mark @ Tennisopolis May 14, 2012 at 5:19 am

Very cool post – this tells us all that it takes more than a big serve to make it to the top of tennis. Hopefully the rest of his game catches up and we can see him at the upper level.

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