Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik leads the Tour with 507 aces through 40 matches but he insists he doesn't practice his serve that much. Bublik, ranked at No. 38 in the world, is having a good season so far and his great serving is one of the main reasons behind his good 2021 campaign.
“I’ve never done it in my life. At some point with my serve I found the rhythm and I just try to maintain the rhythm and to maintain all the little aspects of the serve so they work properly together. The serve is a complete motion and you’ve got to be always precise with what you do in order to keep the ball very clean”.
Bublik's laid-back nature and showmanship make him one of the most entertaining players on the Tour. “I don’t really know to be honest. I think it’s just like a snowball, it’s just working,” he said.
“I hope to stay in the moment and just be here and play some good tennis”.
Bublik earned a praise from Nick Kyrgios
Kyrgios, a former world No. 13, is one of the most entertaining players on the Tour. Over the last few years, Kyrgios has had many breathtaking moments on the court.
“He's a hell of a player. The thing I love about him, obviously I see similarities with game style, but just how he carries himself. He's his own man,” Kyrgios said of Bublik. "I know for a fact he doesn't take **** from anyone." “He's pretty creative, man.
I feel like I'm an old soul on tour. It's good to see another guy like that kind of take my place when I do eventually go. All the tennis world will be like, ‘Thank God Kyrgios is gone’, you're going to have to deal with Bublik now. That's just the way it's going to be”.