On the official website of the ATP, it is possible to view the ranking of the players who have served better at least in terms of the rounds of service won. Nick Kyrgios takes first place. The Australian brought home 92.88% of his service games (587 out of 632).
John Isner, who has played seven fewer games at Kyrgios, set a game record of 553 of 603 for a 91.71% shooting percentage. In third place is Hubert Hurkacz. The Pole has collected 747 of 825 innings ( 90.55% ) . Follows Maxime Cressy with 640 games out of 721.
Matteo Berrettini also appears in this special ranking. The Italian was forced to miss a large number of tournaments and the whole season on clay; a fact that should not be underestimated. In 41 matches played at ATP level, the Roman has recorded a record of 504-574 ( 87.80% ).
Novak Djokovic, who missed the Australian Open, the US Open and all the American 1000s, ranks sixth. The Serbian has won 528 of 602 serve games ( 87.71% ). The last four places of the top ten of the best servers are occupied by Daniil Medvedev( 86.37% ), Stefanos Tsitsipas( 86.33% ), Felix Auger-Aliassime( 86.26% ) and Marin Cilic( 85.67% ).
Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal are respectively in fifteenth and eighteenth position. Immediately after the Majorcan, there is Jannik Sinner. The South Tyrolean, who completely changed the movement, won 652 innings out of 784 ( 83.16% ) .
The 2022 season and its end
2022 tennis ended with Novak Djokovic’s victory at the ATP Finals in Turin and Canada’s first historic success in the Davis Cup. The Serbian champion himself reiterated on more than one occasion, during the Masters Tournament, the importance of the serve in modern tennis.
The Belgradean analyzed the playing surface in Turin and admitted: “I wouldn’t choose this surface if I had to play the match of my life. It’s really fast. Obviously serving well helps you. But when you don’t serve well, you have to fight a lot and find a way to win baseline points.”
The serve is a vital aspect of Djokovic’s game; a stroke that the Serbian has improved under the guidance of Goran Ivanisevic. The Croatian coach explained: “Djokovic’s serve has been underrated throughout his career.
Now it’s even better, he always wants to improve it. The second is also outstanding. Little is said about it, but he has one of the best serves around.”
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