Why It's Almost Impossible to Hit a 160 MPH Tennis Serve | WIRED

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Some of the best tennis players have incredibly fast serve speeds. The fastest official serve is 157 MPH, but could it be even faster? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez looks into the science and skill of sizzling serves.
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Why It's Almost Impossible to Hit a 160 MPH Tennis Serve | WIRED

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Auki Shariko
Auki Shariko Hace 2 días
I play badminton why am i here 😂
Adi Tennis
Adi Tennis Hace 4 días
Brad gillbert said roddick used to hit 160 mph in practice
D M Hace 8 días
Fernando Gonzalez: Hold My Stone Grip...
GabeisGabe Hace 9 días
“Why its almost impossible to do world record +1”
Alan Samuel
Alan Samuel Hace 9 días
And recently two athletes have done the 'impossible' - Sam Groth with a 163 mph and Albano Olivetti with a 160 mph.
Patrick Linden
Patrick Linden Hace 11 días
Ah, the toddler raquet grip.
Appliffy Hace 13 días
tennis is so easy
prashant kumar
prashant kumar Hace 17 días
Busan, South Korea: Samuel Groth of Australia achieved a World Record of the fastest serve ever in tennis history with a service speed of 163.7 mph (263.4 kph) at the Busan Open 2012 Challenger
Kringe Hace 17 días
badminton players be laughing
LucasWerewolf Hace 18 días
two things that most of them have in common as well is that both use a ball and a racket.
First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name Hace 19 días
You do know Sam Groth did a 163mph (263kph) serve in 2012
JM Tennis - Online Tennis Training Programs
JM Tennis - Online Tennis Training Programs Hace 19 días
Its not about arm, its about engaging whole body correctly and using right kinetic chain
JM Tennis - Online Tennis Training Programs
JM Tennis - Online Tennis Training Programs Hace 19 días
Soon players will be breaking 160...mark my words:-)
高山 Hace 20 días
You should do an episode on badminton smashes :) Avg professional speed is 350mph for doubles and faster for singles.
Ferdos Hamrah
Ferdos Hamrah Hace 22 días
Sam groth got more than 163 mph
Arav 8 ball pool
Arav 8 ball pool Hace 23 días
Basically a badminton smash.
Deej Hace 24 días
1:35 funny meme
The_elite_909 Hace un mes
rome l
rome l Hace un mes
as someone who has dislocated their shoulder three times by serves and overheads, it physically hurts to watch a serve in slow motion.
rian x
rian x Hace un mes
can you do this for badminton too xD
IceSnxpes Hace un mes
If I can’t do 160 I’m going to do 159 mph
Patrick Barbosa
Patrick Barbosa Hace un mes
Bring me Sam Groth please
Boop Snoop
Boop Snoop Hace un mes
Ok so when did the comment section get educated in tennis grip
graham6853 Hace un mes
Could they not have gotten a club player that can actually play some do the interview?
AdeleIsHappy Hace un mes
not gonna lie the fact he called tennis players servers hit me different
The Donk
The Donk Hace un mes
No one: Ulysses while serving: aaAAUGGH-ehhhh
biggabenne Hace un mes
Tennis players use rackets that are around 95-100 sq inches. "Well over 100 sq inches" is misleading, the largest used rackets are about 105-110. not like 140 or anything.
Leyton Butler
Leyton Butler Hace un mes
It already been done by Samuel Groth and others. Do ya research.
Siyuan Shi
Siyuan Shi Hace un mes
Actually Sam Groth fastest serve is 163 mph(263 km/h), here is the links: eswomen.com/id/v%C3%ADdeo-Hlb4VfOCprk.html
Bruno Lemos
Bruno Lemos Hace un mes
do a “why is it almost impossible to swim 50m under 20 secs”
Knox Guerrero
Knox Guerrero Hace un mes
4:24 Git Gud
Soddy Wong
Soddy Wong Hace un mes
Someone already served faster than 160 usually these almost impossible things are almost impossible but this one was broken.
Isaac Leung
Isaac Leung Hace un mes
Anyone looking for an upcoming episode on Badminton? (>495KPH/307MPH)
_Deliman_ Hace un mes
you cant win cuz i have the high ground
Robbie Ezc
Robbie Ezc Hace un mes
This Blanch guy's technique is full of holes. If anyone would like real tennis knowledge look for "The Great Base Initiative" by Steve Smith
Mr. Poodzy
Mr. Poodzy Hace un mes
I have heard about a girl who did 190 mph
RegieV2 Hace un mes
Next do why it's almost impossible to hit a 300mph badminton smash
Flaniganskywalker Hace un mes
Have to be tall--flexible and strong--and also thin--big muscles will slow you down.Isner is 6-6 plus--thin--shape--small but solid muscles.Being tall also allows the server to be able to hit down on the ball.I got dusted in a tournament by a guy that was 6 foot 8--he said he was an ex tennis coach for a small college.His serves were all very efortless and he was hitting a solid low--fast and deep serve and he could do it with maybe 80% effort.he even gave me pointers and I am not a bad sport and listened--but he told me his genetics did give him a big advantage.
Nosu Hace un mes
You should do this with speed stacking
Ye Ma
Ye Ma Hace un mes
I wish you guys would make a Why It's Almost Impossible to Bowl a 100 MPH Cricket Delivery video
Jesse Kinnaman
Jesse Kinnaman Hace un mes
Professional Tennis Player: That was WAY slow! Me: ARE YOU KIDDIN’?
Redvines69 Hace un mes
"She uses 11 rackets in a match"...yeah cus she throws a whiny fricken tantrum and breaks them.
DennisBakeTheShit Hace un mes
Did he mention your grip at all???? Because, well, Its bad.
Rew Man
Rew Man Hace 2 meses
I tried returning my brothers serve and it’s way scarier than you think.
Andres Orozco
Andres Orozco Hace 2 meses
The council of tennis gods are please with your sacrifice
Henry Marckisotto
Henry Marckisotto Hace 2 meses
Ah the force is weak in this one
Kimberley He
Kimberley He Hace 2 meses
Do a badminton one, maybe you will be better at it?
Aryan Tuteja
Aryan Tuteja Hace 2 meses
*Continental grip has left the chat*
Andrew sanchez Sanchez
Andrew sanchez Sanchez Hace 2 meses
Litearlly Adrian Williams has hits. Ton of servers in the 200’s
2O,OOO subs by 2O2O?
2O,OOO subs by 2O2O? Hace 2 meses
Just press the B button harder
Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson Hace 2 meses
But can they hit a serve better than Ryoma Echizen or Atobe Keigo?
Ulysses Davey
Ulysses Davey Hace 2 meses
It’s feels weird hearing my rare name
Genzo Kun
Genzo Kun Hace 2 meses
I really hate my serve Lols
PendersGaming Hace 2 meses
Stopped watching when the guy said "if you have near perfect technique which Roddick does" That's a joke right? Right????
Chairman Meow
Chairman Meow Hace 2 meses
What horrible form. I bet he throws like a girl
MikelDaPickle Hace 2 meses
You oly have half a second to react. Baseball players: Pitiful
BatLittle Brush
BatLittle Brush Hace 2 meses
I swear the guy at 7:52 has the exact voice I imagine when people type LiKe tHiS tO MaKE fUn of people. No offense, just wanted to point it out
DarkWater4Eva Hace 2 meses
Tennis has a financial barrier it takes money to play it. Can you imagine the "poor" untapped talent in areas around the world that can't afford it? Look up the fastest baseball pitch recorded, look up the fastest man in the world. Heck, look up the fastest marathon runner in the world. Let's just say, someday in the future, the fastest and record setting tennis server will look like the fastest pitcher and runners.
Quang Tran
Quang Tran Hace 2 meses
1:34 Close your eyes, now!
Ambarish Sengupta
Ambarish Sengupta Hace 2 meses
Guy’s making spaghetti instead on receiving
Da CajunAsian
Da CajunAsian Hace 2 meses
You mean in hot dry weather... High humidity slows anything anything... More moisture in ball makes it heavier and increases drag on the surface... Increased humidity in the air causes more air drag with higher density particles... Ideal example, longest golf balls are hit in places with desert weather like Arizona, not in Florida.
gredangeo Hace 3 meses
Miles, really? Get metric will you please.
KennyB B
KennyB B Hace 3 meses
What a mcspasitron
LordJohal Hace 3 meses
world record is 163.7........ google it bro
Kai Kai
Kai Kai Hace 3 meses
Is it just me or does the guy at 13:50 look like John Cena?
Flipper Whale
Flipper Whale Hace 3 meses
One time this kid said that tennis wasnt a sport and that you dont move in games.
Original DK
Original DK Hace 3 meses
Normal people: Oh that's fast Me: If they were to hit the other person with the ball that hard would it be enough to break their bones or potentially kill them
Ben Brennan
Ben Brennan Hace 3 meses
If I was Sam Grothe, I’d be angry for life.
Ben Brennan
Ben Brennan Hace 3 meses
No mental strength mate
Luigi Manzelli
Luigi Manzelli Hace 3 meses
If i was Sam Groth i would still be asking myself how is it possible to lose in challanger tournaments when with that serve no opponent out of the top 20 should be able to put the ball back in play
Felix Carle
Felix Carle Hace 3 meses
Can you do the same for Volleyball servers?
bubba cat
bubba cat Hace 3 meses
6:10 tennis ball in his pocket. I think.
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