Can Bublik Hit, Precisely, A 210kph Serve?

  • Posted: Sep 23, 2020

Can Bublik Hit, Precisely, A 210kph Serve?

The Kazakhstani is into the Hamburg quarter-finals
For a big server like Alexander Bublik, reaching speeds of 210kph (130mph) is achievable. But what about reaching exactly 210 kph; not 1 kph under or 1 kph over? That’s an entirely different challenge.

“To be honest, I usually hit a bit harder,” Bublik joked as he undertook the challenge while Peugeot, an ATP Tour and Hamburg European Open partner, celebrated its 210th anniversary.

“It might take like three hours, but it’s fine,” Bublik joked.

The 23-year-old was not far off. It took the World No. 56 dozens of tries, including several serves within a kilometre or two of 210.

“Are you insane?” 

“Are you sure it’s going to show 210?”

Finally, Bublik accomplished the feat, jumping up and down to celebrate.

“Finally! I mean, I don’t want to serve 35 baskets,” Bublik said, cracking a laugh. “Finally we hit it because my shoulder started feeling it… I’m very happy.”

Bublik, a lucky loser in Hamburg, advanced to the quarter-finals on Wednesday after defeating #NextGenATP Canadian star Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2. He has hit 19 aces through two matches, so perhaps all that serve practice is paying off!

While cars have not been around for 210 years, the Peugeot family dates back to the 19th century fashion revolution – with the steel-wire in the crinoline skirts – and then the mobility revolution, with bicycles and cars. On 26th September 1810, the PEUGEOT Frères Aînés company was officially founded.

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