When it comes to choosing your next vehicle to lease, performance matters. So with Wimbledon on the horizon, Leasing.com – the car leasing comparison website – has compared the performance of the tournament’s top seeds, past and present, to the performance of some of the most desirable new cars on our roads.
Taking top slot is John Isner. At a little over 157mph (157.2 to be precise) he has the fastest men’s serve ever recorded. Unsurprisingly, the 6ft 10in American seed also holds the record for the greatest number of aces at 14,394. Drivers looking for a like-for-like performance could opt for the Maserati Ghibli Saloon Hybrid, which you could lease and park by your own tennis court for just £786.82 a month.
Only fractionally behind Isner in performance is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. He delivered a huge 156.6 mph serve at the Italian Open last year, almost 2mph quicker than the BMW M8 Gran Coupe at its top speed. The BMW can be leased for £1,484.76 a month.
The fastest serve in the women’s game is held by the 6ft 1in champion Georgina Garcia Perez, who can deliver a back-breaking 136.7 mph serve. To put that performance into context, that’s just shy of the Audi A5 Sport when flat out at 138 mph.
For £570.81 a month drivers can lease the Jaguar F-Pace. Reaching a cool 130 mph, the Jaguar’s top speed is just short of the fastest serve from the formidable women’s champion Aryna Sabalenka. At 133mph, her serve is second in the all-time female rankings.
When it comes to the Brits, our very own Andy Murray isn’t too far behind the pack. Ranking 35 in the table of the top all-time greats, his 145mph belter rivals the top-end BMW 3 series saloon which can reach a top speed of 146mph. Others like Cameron Norrie who is hoping to do well in this year’s tournament, and Emma Raducanu former US Open Winner, both have a top serve between 110mph and 113mph just shy of the top speed of the Volvo XC90 which drivers can lease for just £613.19 a month.
|Tennis Player (Mens)||Speed (mph)|
|John Isner (US)||157.2|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spain)||156.6|
|Ivo Karlovic (Croatia)||156.0|
|Milos Raonic (Canada)||155.3|
|Andy Roddick (US)||155.0|
|Tennis Player (Women)||Speed (mph)|
|Georgina Garcia Perez||136.7|
Dave Timmis, Founder & CEO of Leasing.com, says that putting performance into context highlights the power and skill of Wimbledon’s top players: “While consumers consider various factors when leasing a new car, performance still matters. And although these top speeds aren’t legal in the UK, it’s fascinating to compare the mechanical with the physical, and what vehicles are capable of compared to the skills of the world’s best tennis players.”