Best Serving Players
Tennis is a game of different shots and mastering this art can make a player champion. The service is the most important aspect of tennis, without which a game of tennis cannot be played. It is observed that the art of service is very tough to learn and especially for the newbie it is a headache.
But, if a player wants to be a champion, the task of mastering serving is a must. An ace is one of such master-class service where a valid service goes untouched by the opponent. Let us look at some of the master-class players who are known to be best serving players because of their service expertise.
The first name in this list is none other than champion tennis player Boris Becker, who has played the first service with utmost power and placement with conceding maximum first service in.
A world-record holder of Grand Slams (16) Roger Federer is also included in this list of serving masters. Former Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic was known to win his games on the aces and he holds the world record of serving the maximum number of aces in a season.
American tennis player Andy Roddick is also one such Ace greats who has hit many aces during his career and holds the record of fastest service in the history of tennis. Ivo Karlovic has the world record of serving a maximum number of aces in a match. These players not only excelled at their serves but played absolute tennis during their careers.
Best Player at Grass Tennis Court
With the highest competition at the tennis level, every player tries to establish himself/herself as the best surface player. When it comes to clay court, nobody can beat the record of Rafael Nadal for his winning streak of eighty-one consecutive games. But, who is the best grass-court player?
This is a difficult question as nobody has dominated this court as well as Nadal has dominated the clay court. Probably, the only player who could be said to be best on a grass court is none other than Ivan Lendl who possesses a 76% winning record with his 81-25 figures.
Even though, Lendl always criticized grass courts but nobody else has improved their performance on a grass court as well as Ivan did. He also held the world record of being number one for 270 weeks which was broken by Pete Sampras later on who was another legend of the grass court.
Ivan Lendl’s success came through 95% hard-work and talent and only 5% luck. Even after possessing such a good record on the grass court, he never won Wimbledon, the biggest Grand Slam of the grass courts.
This is due to the reason that he played in an era when some of the best grass-court players like John McEnroe, Stephen Edberg, and Boris Becker were also playing.
In the current regime, Roger Federer has dominated the grass-court by winning Wimbledon 6 times, consecutively 5 times from 2003-2007, and later winning in 2009. Nadal with this brilliant clay performance hasn’t been very successful on the grass court. For some Federer fans, Wimbledon is his thing!