Better serve: McEnroe or Federer

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  1. Federer

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  1. Start da Game

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    federer's first serve is miles ahead, the second serve is debatable......
     
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  2. Wilander Fan

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    Also, its difficult to think of another great player that would have been so negatively effected by the modern game. Although clearly one of the GOAT, peak Mac would struggle to be a top 100 player today.

    I dont think Lendle started beating on Mac due to technology. That heavy little addidas spoon he used to hit with was barely better than a wooden racket. Lendl started getting serious about conditioning and his game in general while Mac started spending more time hanging out with rock bands and actresses. His conditioning suffered and he just got slow. There were plenty of If you want to know what has happened to Novak's tennis, you just need to see that he is making cameos in movies now.
     
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    For instance, Fed's slow slice wide at the USO on match point skids out 20 years ago for a weak pop up. Last year it sits up and gets slammed back for a return winner.
     
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    Regarding points won on serves, you don't suppose that has anything to do with the rest of Federer's game?
     
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  5. DeShaun

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    That would be McEnroe's problem. Uless the serve exists apart from its supporting constituents? Everybody's serve is integrated with and dependent on the rest of his game. It should be long and arduous to keep them apart.
     
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