Agassi's service motion after switching to Head

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  1. hlkimfung

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx3BVRgPLgI&NR

    He adpat the 'Jay Burger' service motion right after he switch from Donnay to Head at Wimbly 1993, for a short while

    it that's because of the racquet or injury, as I recall he had a terrible first half of 1993
     
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  2. pj80

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    i was wondering the same thing...that was the only time ive seen him play like that
     
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  3. jmsx521

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    I think that was the new motion he was using for a while, after the wrist surgery he had.
     
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    who is jay burger ?
     
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    yes, for a while he tinkered with his service motion after the wrist injury and subsequent surgery.
     
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  6. 10ispro

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    Jay Berger used a full "backscratch" start position. Agassi inthe clips is just using an abbreviated motion, which is actually very similiar to how Pat rafter and now Roddick serve.
     
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  7. SFrazeur

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    Agassi was certainly one not afraid to try something new. Sampras on the other hand...
     
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  8. champy511

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    An interesting thing happenned when he served that way, he actually cracked the top 5 fastest serve that year. Make you wonder about all this motion, is it really necessary, or does it actually hinder the power to some out? I just saw a clip when Federer won the junior wimbledon, his serve motion has changed as well, he is way more abbreviated now.
    How about monfils' serve? Just a thought.
     
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  9. MrCLEAN

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    He was using the abreviated motion due to either the ongoing wrist injury he had at the time, or it may have been a shoulder, pretty sure it was the wrist though. He had skipped the French that year due to the injury, but didn't have the surgery until Dec of 1993.
     
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  10. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I think Agassi's serve was under-rated. He didn't serve a bunch of aces, but he had great placement and fantastic spin. He was a master at using his serve to set up the points. CC
     
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