The ATP’s Best Servers of 2023
In the ever-evolving world of professional tennis, the ability to serve with precision and power is a game-changer.
As we wrap up the 2023 ATP season, it’s time to spotlight the players who dominated the courts with their exceptional serving prowess. These athletes are not only acing their opponents but are also redefining what it means to be a true server in the sport. Let’s take a closer look at the best servers of 2023.
Hubert Hurkacz has become a force to be reckoned with, not just for his overall game but for his thunderous serve. Nobody came close to the number of aces he hit this year. In 2023, Hurkacz tallied an impressive 1,031 aces, showcasing his dominance on the serve. Standing at 6’5″, Hurkacz’s height gives him the leverage to unleash a serve that seems to defy physics. His precise placement combined with blistering speed makes it a nightmare for opponents to anticipate.
Taylor Fritz, known for his explosive power from the baseline, has a serve that can leave spectators in awe. What sets Fritz apart is not just the speed of his serve but the unpredictability of his placements. Whether it’s a booming ace down the T or a crafty serve out wide, Fritz keeps his opponents on their toes. With 692 aces this year, Fritz continues to climb the ranks as one of the ATP’s premier servers.
Daniil Medvedev possesses a serve that is as versatile as his playing style. Standing tall at 6’6″, Medvedev’s serve is characterized by its accuracy and variation. His ability to mix up his serves keeps opponents guessing, making it a formidable weapon. In 2023, Medvedev notched an impressive 547 aces, solidifying his status as one of the ATP’s elite servers.
Known for his formidable forehand, Andrey Rublev’s serve may be as lethal of a shot. It is a blend of power and precision, making it a very tough to read. Complimenting his aggressive playing style, Rublev’s serve often acts as a statement of intent. With 616 aces this year, he continues to be a standout server, consistently delivering aces in crucial moments.
A rising star on the ATP circuit, Ben Shelton has made a name for himself with his potent lefty serve. Shelton’s serve is characterized by its explosive speed and remarkable accuracy. At just 21 years old, Shelton has already amassed an impressive 505 aces in 2023, showcasing his potential as a future force in the realm of professional tennis.
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