Coach Patrick Mouratoglou has declared Nick Kyrgios the best serves in men’s tennis history. Kyrgios, 27, has a big game and his serve is the shot that is standing out. In a video posted on his Instagram, Mouratoglou named his top-5 servers in men’s tennis history: Kyrgios, John Isner, Andy Roddick, Ivo Karlovic and Pete Sampras.
“5: Pete had the most unpredictable and unreadable serve both on first and second. 4: Thanks to his height (Ivo Karlovic), he made a great career mostly based on his serve. 3: Andy had the most violent way to hit a serve in the tennis history.
2: He (Isner) played the longest match in tennis history and he wasn’t broken for eight hours in a row. 1: Kyrgios is number one because players return much better today and he’s undoubtedly the current best,” Mouratoglou said in a video uploaded on his Instagram.
No Kyrgios in Indian Wells, Miami
The tennis season has entered its third month but Kyrgios hasn’t yet appeared in any tournaments.
After withdrawing from the Australian Open due to a knee injury, Kyrgios decided to have a surgical procedure on his knee. The hope was that Kyrgios would be able to return to action during the Sunshine Double. Last week, Kyrgios pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami.
However, the positive thing is that Kyrgios’ surgery “went great” and that he is expected to be fully healthy when he return to action. “The surgery went great, to be honest, we couldn’t have asked for a better result.
We’re all pretty pleased, the team is ready to go, when he’s ready, we’re ready. He’s in a knee brace at the moment, he only has movement up to about 70 degrees. We have a post-op appointment today to test where it’s at, but we’ve been talking to the surgeon most days and also the physio.
They’re really, really pleased, he might be recovering faster than what we were expecting so it’s good news,” Kyrgios’ manager Daniel Horsfall told SEN Breakfast.