Sunday, March 6, 2011

The fastest serve ever. . . Dr. Ivo's blast

Photo: AP

Croatia - Big-serving Ivo ("Dr. Ivo) Karlovic (Croatia) set a new world's record in the Davis Cup tie between Croatia and Germany on Saturday, March 05, 2011 for the fastest serve ever: 156 mph (251 km/h).

The previous record was 155 mph by Andy Roddick (USA) in 2004 at another Davis Cup match.

Dr. Ivo hit the serve in the fourth set of his doubles match against Germany. Unfortunately, Karlovic and his teammate Ivan Dodig (Croatia) lost the doubles match in 5 sets to Christopher Kas and Philipp Petzschner (both Germany), 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 .


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