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Tennis coaching guru explains why Nick Kyrgios has the best serve the ATP tour has ever seen


Tennis coaching guru explains why Nick Kyrgios has the best serve the ATP tour has ever seen – as Aussie beats out legends Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick

  • Nick Kyrgios’ serving motion rated best in the sport
  • Aussie finished ahead of tennis great Pete Sampras
  • Andy Roddick, John Isner and Ivo Karlovic also in the top five 

Globally renowned tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou has outlined why he believes Nick Kyrgios has the best serve the sport has ever seen.

The polarising Aussie, a Wimbledon singles finalist in 2022, finished ahead of US greats Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick on Mouratoglou’s list.

‘Kyrgios is number one [overall] because today the players serve much better….and undoubtedly today, he is the best,’ Mouratoglou said in his Instagram clip.

Towering Croatian Ivo Karlovic – who thundered 13,728 aces in his career – also graced the Frenchman’s top five alongside John Isner, who once won a five set match against Nicolas Mahut at the All England Club where his serve wasn’t broken for over eight hours.

In the longest match in the history of the sport, Isner won 70-68 in the fifth set, with the first round match in 2010 lasting 11 hours and five minutes.

Leading French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou has outlined why he believes Nick Kyrgios has the best serve tennis has ever seen

Leading French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou has outlined why he believes Nick Kyrgios has the best serve tennis has ever seen

Kyrgios was humbled at the high praise from Mouratoglou, sharing the Instagram video to his 3.5 million followers

Kyrgios was humbled at the high praise from Mouratoglou, sharing the Instagram video to his 3.5 million followers

The epic match was also played over three days due to rain delays and bad light. 

Kyrgios was seemingly shocked at the high praise from Mouratoglou, sharing the Instagram video to his 3.5 million followers.

Naturally it was accompanied by five blue cold face emojis, presumably meaning Kyrgios thought the accolade was ‘cool.’

The Canberra raised 27-year-old is yet to play in 2023 due to injury.

He is likely to feature in the French Open main draw come late May as he ‘wants to take his girlfriend [Costeen Hatzi] to Paris’ and the ‘extra money from Roland Garros won’t hurt.’

Plenty of tennis fans on social media felt Roger Federer’s classic service motion should have featured in the top five, and others believed Novak Djokovic was a glaring omission. 

Mouratoglou is best known for coaching Serena Williams from 2012 through to her retirement last year.

He currently works with Danish rising star Holger Rune and Romanian Simona Halep.



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