The 9 ATP players with the most aces so far in 2024: Grigor Dimitrov in 4th spot

Grigor Dimitrov sits high up in the serve count for 2024
Grigor Dimitrov serving

It has been a frantic and fascinating opening few months to the 2024 ATP season, with Jannik Sinner proving the man to beat so far.

However outside of the Italian there have been several players also in good form, and once again, the serve has been a major weapon for several players this season.

Here we take at the nine men who have hit the most aces so far in 2024, with a fair few familiar faces among them – but also one or two surprises.

1) Hubert Hurkacz – 295 aces

Unsurprisingly it is Hurkacz, one of the most reliable servers on tour, who takes top spot with almost 300 aces to his name already.

The Pole has had a consistent season so far, at one point reaching a career-high of 8th in the ATP Rankings after a string of solid results which include a run to the last eight of the Australian Open and helping Poland reach the final of the United Cup.

Hurkacz is in action this week in Estoril, meaning he is likely to break the 300 aces mark sooner rather than later.

2) Alexander Bublik – 230 aces

One of the most improved players of 2024 so far, a hugely impressive 230 aces have helped the big serving Bublik make a top 20 debut this season.

The Kazakh made history with his run to the title in Montpellier, becoming the first player in ATP history to win a title after being a set down in all his matches.

And he backed that up by reaching a second final of the season in Dubai, suggesting more big results could come his way if he can keep his serving numbers up.

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3) Alexander Zverev – 215 aces

The second Alexander to feature on this list, Zverev has had another consistent start to the season – largely powered by his improved serving.

His serve is now a reliable weapon and that has powered him to multiple big results in 2024, winning the United Cup with Germany and reaching the last four at the Australian Open and in Miami.

The German sits an impressive third place in the ATP Race to Turin after the opening quarter of the season, and more big serving will power him to more success.

4) Grigor Dimitrov – 180 aces

Arguably the feel-good men’s tennis story of the year, 32-year-old Dimitrov has looked like a man reborn over the past few months.

After a strong end to 2023, the Bulgarian won his first title in six years at the Brisbane International in January, and just last week reached his third Masters 1000 final in Miami.

Dimitrov isn’t someone you’d necessarily expect to see this high up in the serving rankings; perhaps this has been the key to his recent resurgence.

5) Andrey Rublev – 177 aces

A perennial figure in the top ten for a good few years now, Rublev’s serve continues to be a consistent weapon as he looks to push further up the ATP Rankings.

The world No 6 started his season in fine fashion by claiming a 15th career title in Hong Kong and then a 10th Grand Slam quarter-final Melbourne, though was infamously defaulted in Dubai.

Rublev could have been higher up this list had he had more success during a disappointing ‘Sunshine Double’, so it will be interesting to see how reliable his serve proves for the rest of the season.

6) Taylor Fritz – 168 aces

One of the cleanest ballstrikers in the men’s game, it should come as no surprise that the American No.1 features so high up on the aces count.

It has been a solid start to 2024 for Fritz, who reached a first Australian Open quarter-final in January before successfully defending his Delray Beach title a few weeks later.

With the American looking more consistent than ever over the past six to eight months, it will be interesting where he features in the aces count by the end of the season.

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7) Ben Shelton – 165 aces

Perhaps the biggest server in the men’s game at the moment, Shelton is capable of blasting pretty much everyone off court if his serve is firing.

Shelton has obviously had an impressive start to 2024 in terms of serving numbers, but the world No.16 has not been in spectacular form overall, with an 11-7 win-loss record to date.

He will be hoping to recapture the form that took him to the US Open semi-finals last September, and he could skyrocket up this list if he does so.

8) Christopher O’Connell – 162 aces

Perhaps the most surprising entry in this list, Australia’s O’Connell is just five spots off his career-high ATP Ranking after finding some the best form of his career.

World No 58 O’Connell reached 53rd in the ATP Rankings last year and features on this list after a strong run in Miami a week ago.

The 29-year-old has just a 9-7 record this year but impressed on his way to the fourth round in Miami, beating Frances Tiafoe in round two before giving eventual champion Jannik Sinner a decent test.

9) Gael Monfils – 161 aces

One of the greatest athletes and entertainers in tennis, French star Monfils has recaptured some of his old magic in a solid start to 2024.

Always a strong server, Monfils has hit 161 aces so far this year and has picked up ten match wins, including a run to the last four in Doha.

Having started the season outside of the top 70, Monfils is currently back inside the top 50 and will hope more solid serving can push him back to being seeded at the biggest events.