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The search seeks the exact word or phrase that you type, so if you donât find your choice, try searching for a keyword in your topic or recheck the spelling of a word or name. Rusedski, Greg Rusedski, Greg (1973- ), British tennis player with one of the fastest serves in the game. Born in Montreal, Canada, to an English mother and Canadian father, he won the Wimbledon junior doubles and turned professional in 1991. He was selected for the Canadian Davis Cup squad in 1992, but did not play because of injury. In May 1995 he switched to play for Britain and was immediately selected for the British Davis Cup squad. He also played for Britain in the Olympic Games of 1996. The following year the left-handed player made the breakthrough into the top ten tennis rankings. He reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals, the final of the US Open, and the semi-final of the Grand Slam Cup, becoming the first British player ever to qualify for the Masters/ATP Tour Final. By the autumn of 1997 he had reached number four on the world rankings, the highest by a British player in the 25 years of official International Tennis Federation ratings. Much of his success came from his powerful serve, one of the fastest electronically timed on record. During the 1997 US Open final he set a world record for the fastest serve, since surpassed, which registered a speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). He was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1997. Subsequently, his form dipped because of injuries and he had dropped out of the world's top 50 by mid-2000, before regaining form at the 2001 Australian Open. In 2004 he was exonerated of a doping offence following a positive test for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone. He retired from tennis in April 2007.