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Analyzing Raonic's Serve

Milos Raonic is riding one of the best serves in tennis deep into the draws of majors these days. The 6’5” Canadian obviously benefits quite a bit from his height, but he’s also done a ton of work to make his motion rhythmic and repeatable so it doesn’t crack under pressure.

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The result? Raonic has hammered 99 aces and has won 84 percent of his first-serve points thus far in Melbourne. Raonic has also won 64 percent of his second-serve points in Melbourne, but even though he’s considered to be a far better server than tonight’s quarterfinal opponent, Novak Djokovic, it’s the Serb who leads all men in winning second-serve points.

Djokovic has won 67 of those points, and his ability to serve strategically, so that he can play to the strengths in his matchups and his own baseline game, make him one of the strongest servers in the game as well.

Jason Goodall doesn’t mention that in his spot-on analysis of Raonic’s killer serve for ESPN (see video above), so we thought we’d throw it in!

What do you think? Does Raonic have the best serve in tennis? Let us know in the coments...