View Full Version : Hewitt's 1st serve % yesterday

02-20-2006, 10:59 AM
Stan Smith's no 1 rule of tennis; get your 1st serve in ! I don't care what level you play. it hurt Hewitt big time yesterday and it hurt Roddick on Sat.
Roddick I can understand, but why is Hewitt trying to go big all the time?
Didn't work for Chang and it sure ain't working for Hewitt

02-20-2006, 11:17 AM
Hewitt often has a really low first serve %--even when he's winning tournaments.

West Coast Ace
02-20-2006, 03:54 PM
A few years ago Hewitt boosted his 1st serve speed - and since then is hellbent on always going for it. It's obvious he wants to be able to win his share of 'easy points' - thus the continual battle with MacNamee to speed up the courts at the AO. He should have watched JMac placing his 1st serves, not trying to drill them into the backstop.

02-20-2006, 07:24 PM
Hewitt will never win 'easy points'. He's a counter-puncher. Why is he trying to be super offensive on his serve just so he can chase balls? He doesn't have the firepower to end points quickly, groundies or serve.

02-20-2006, 11:59 PM
Hewitt can't depend on serves or forehands on hardcourt. The same struggles on clay and rebound ace. Reason why he hasn't won a title in 16 months. He missed bunces of forehands and bhs. He yelled 'C'Mon' when a powerless journeymen coughed up unforced errors. Hewitt's volleys were atrocious. He couldn't run near the net because he stumbled roughly.
The ball had to be 4 feet high in order for him to hit a winner.
He had several double faults and needed 5-10 aces to save break points.

Murray has a tennis body type and can crush huge shots, since he has effective coaching. He's not an all surface player yet.

02-21-2006, 01:46 AM
hewitt's stuggling for form and knows it. he's still winning matches tho... not such a bad sign

02-21-2006, 01:57 AM
Who are your favorite players?

Moose Malloy
02-21-2006, 09:03 AM
Hewitt had a 53% 1st serve in the '02 Wimbledon final(which he won)
It's never been that high.

02-21-2006, 09:27 AM
He did pull out two clutch aces on two match points down. Like him or not, that's balls.