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Novak Djokovic thinks Reilly Opelka might have the toughest serve among the next generation in tennis.
Djokovic, himself, considered as one of the most dangerous players s in the world because he can return almost any serve with brutal intensity.
The World number 1 has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the third-most in history for a male player, five ATP Finals titles, 34 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 14 ATP Tour 500 titles.
During a recent interview, the 17-time Grand Slam champion said: “Well, I have not played against Opelka.
“Because of his height, he resembles Isner a lot, so he definitely has the toughest serve to return from the young players. Most of these next-generation players, they’re very tall. Because of their height, they have extremely powerful serves that give them a lot of free points.
“Like Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Khachanov, they all have big serves. It’s really hard to pick one. They have slightly different techniques, everything. They’re very powerful. They go through the court very quickly.
“You saw Stefanos has been serving tonight regularly over 200, 215 first serves. Sometimes you don’t want to be on the opposite end when the missile is coming that way. I’ve been fortunate that I could and I still can rely a lot on my return that has served me pretty well”.