Andy Roddick, a former world No. 1, is not quite in agreement that Nick Kyrgios‘ serve is among the top five all-time, at least not yet. Kyrgios‘ serve is in the top five all-time, according to Mark Petchey, a retired British tennis player who currently works as a broadcaster and analyst for Tennis Channel.
Roddick, who was regarded as one of the top servers on the Tour while he was competing, reportedly disagreed with Petchey’s assertion. Observing Petchey’s assertions, Roddick replied: “I’m sure I’m forgetting others, but Isner, Karlovic, Becker, Sampras, Arthurs, and Ivanisevic come to mind.
Who would you omit in order to confirm this assertion?”
I’m sure I’m forgetting certain names, such as Isner, Karlovic, Becker, Sampras, Arthurs, and Ivanisevic. Who would you omit in order to confirm this assertion? — Andy Roddick on August 5, 2022 (@andyroddick)
Roddick disputes Petchey’s claim that Kyrgios‘ serve is among the five best of all time.
On Tennis Channel’s Inside-In, according to Sportskeeda, Petchey said, “In Isolation, it’s one of the best five serves of all time.”
“Okay, so how do you say that he hasn’t won a Major? The bottom line is that, taken alone, it’s one of the greatest serves ever.” Kyrgios has been playing superbly for the past two months, and his serve has been a key factor in his current string of victories.
Kyrgios advanced to the Washington final in his first summer hard-court event following a Wimbledon second-place finish. We must all, in my opinion, acknowledge that there will be times when individuals will say, “That seemed wrong,” Petchey added.
“But given his current position, few few players have or would have played the caliber of tennis he has demonstrated on the court in Washington after returning from the Wimbledon final. He has maintained that drive, passion, desire, and concentration.
The level of tennis, disregarding the tweeners and everything else, and the overall style of play he has shown thus far in Washington are unbelievable.”