Claycourters with big serve

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  1. gugafanatic

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    Only a few come to mind, notably: Kuerten, Moya and Gonzo.

    Furthermore which claycourter past or present has the biggest serve?
     
  2. Max G.

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    Victor Hanescu. Martin Verkerk. Medium-to-low-level claycourters with MONSTER serves.
     
  3. Rickson

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    Guillermo Coria.
     
  4. Max G.

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    Well, all pros have big serves if you use Schalken as the measuring stick...
     
  5. gugafanatic

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    ha, nice one Max.

    I do believe that Coria has an underrated forehand, he is capable of letting off some heat. However his serve is always a liability especially on hard-courts. He should follow Lleyton's example and attempt to bulk up to incoporate more power on serve.
     
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    the Coria post was a joke, jeez.
     
  7. Feña14

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    Coria's serve isn't bad now, he can hit mid 120's ever since he has been working with his new coach to fix his motion to save his shoulder.

    Wawrinka seems to enjoy the clay and his serve is quite big. Courier's serve was ok too and he got a few RG titles.
     
  8. Andres

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    Depending on what you call claycourters. Is any argentinian, chilean or spanish player a claycourter? So... let's see...

    From Argentina:
    A. Calleri (fastest serve at 143 mph)
    M. Zabaleta (awkward motion, but damn he can hit hard!)
    J. Acasuso (you saw him acing Roddick 20 times at RG, fastest serve (at least, on what i've seen) at 139 mph)
    G. Cañas (not exactly a huuge server, but a consistent 125 mph serve)

    From Chile:
    Fernando Gonzalez. No comments on him, you all know what can he do ;)

    From Spain:
    Fernando Verdasco (had a couple of 141 mph serves in ... MS Rome or Montecarlo this year, can't recall...
    Feliciano Lopez. Both Spaniards are lefties, and they like to ace a lot
     
  9. jhhachamp

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    Feliciano Lopez is a grass court specialist, even though he is from Spain, he can't play on the clay.
     
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    Actually he has. After he injured his shoulder he returned the tour having gained muscular mass.
     
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    That's exactly what i said. I asked first if any argentinian or spaniard is considered a claycourter. Zabaleta and Cañas' games actually fits better in faster surfaces.
     
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    I don't think a player's country should determine his court preference. There are trends, but certainly exceptions. I don't know much about Zabaleta, but I think Canas is best on clay. He seems to do well on all surfaces, but I think clay is his best. He did well at the US open, until he faced Roddick who obliterated him. On clay you won't see happen nearly as often.
     
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    Wawrkinka ! If I remember correctly he was leading the FO in aces and last week in Gstaad he also had approx. 13 in a 2 set final loss against Gaudio !
     
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    Mariano Zabeleta really has an awkward serving motion... almost n00bish.
     
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    Juan Carlos Ferrero had a good serve for the claycourts before his troubles of the past year or so.
     
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    I'll gotta say, after seeing the entire year, the claycourters with the better serve are Acasuso and Feña Gonzalez.
     
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    Acasuso has a huge serve. He really impressed me against Federer at one of the masters during the north american hard court swing. I am surprised he is not ranked alot higher.
     
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    feliciano is not a clay courter ryt? cuz he lieks grass better than clay
     

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