View Full Version : Roddick serve

01-23-2009, 06:44 AM
If Andy Roddick would hit a serve with an upward angle[open racket face] at 140mph would his serve go over a fence that is 21 feet behind the baseline.

01-23-2009, 08:18 AM
Let's see.... thinking and typing here...
Andy is what, 6'1" or so? So he can reach up flatfooted maybe 7'9"?
His racket extends his reach some 22", he jumps a bit, maybe 1' if he's fresh.
So, open faced serve, assuming as flat as he can hit it but with some slice. He hits slightly downwards, and he'd probably get in 3 out of 10 ABOUT, up the middle, over 36" of net, if he keeps clearance within 6".
All speculation of course, but he WILL get in a small percentage hitting backspin first serves.
I suspect he'd rather hit a dead ball first serve, clear the net an average of over 1', and get 7 out of 10 in the service court.
And some of you will chide me for using specific #'s, just for spite and fun.:shock::shock: