06-10-2007, 02:01 PM
It has become a growing trend during the clay court swing and was shown again today in the final. If it continues, it could affect his title defence at both Halle and Wimbledon. Federer has a great 2nd serve but on grass you really need to make a high percentage otherwise opponent will just take huge cuts at 2nd serve leading to bp's chances (see Federer vs Davydenko for further details). I hope it is a blip but this has become chronic over the past 2 months and must change if Federer is to match Borg's feat of 5 straight Wimbledon crowns.