Last night I watched an old tape of the 1991 Aus Open final and of coarse I found myself marveling at Becker's enormous serve! Watching his action carefully I could not quite work out how he was able to generate such furious pace from his technique. For example, (as you know) he tended to brush up over the ball rather that hit the ball flat (??) and further more he tossed the ball a great deal behind him, causing him to arch his back and strike the ball behind him rather, than out in front. I use this type of serve to gain top-spin but I strugle to extract pace from it. So what was Boris's pace generating secret! Freak!