Karlovic Breaks Roddick’s Record for the Fastest Serve Ever (Video)

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Nobody even noticed when the record speed of the serve was shown

Ivo Karlovic set a new world record with a 156 mph (251 km/h) serve in Davis Cup World Group first round doubles match against Germany. The previous record of 155 mph (249.4 km/h) was set by Andy Roddick in a Davis Cup semifinal in 2004.

The 6ft 10in Croat hit the monster serve in the fourth set of his doubles tie which he and teammate Ivan Dodig lost 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to Germany’s Christopher Kas and Philipp Petzschner.

Watch the fastest tennis serve in history in the video below.

Not all that impressive, huh? Well, Andy Roddick’s 152 mph US Open serve didn’t look very breathtaking either. But, anyways, it’s official and I guess we have to trust those machines…