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Aussie serves up 263kmh record

Aussie serves up 263kmh record

TENNIS: Australian Samuel Groth, the world number 340, has broken the record for the fastest serve in tennis with a serve of 263kmh during a Challenger Tournament in Busan, South Korea, the ATP announced on Saturday.

Monday 21 May 2012, 10:06AM


The record had been held by giant Croat Ivo Karlovic, who fired down a 251kmh serve during a Davis Cup match against Germany in March 2011. Groth, 24, broke the record during a defeat by Belarusian Uladzimir Ignatik in the second round of the tournament.

During the match, he also produced serves timed at 253.5kmh and 255.7kmh.

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