does Fed push off his right leg while serving?

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  1. tonygao

    tonygao Rookie

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    just a discussion with my friends. I think Fed does use his right leg to push off the ground as well. some of my friends think he only push off on his left leg.
     
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  2. LeeD

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    He pushes off with both, first his right, then pivot pushes with his left. NOBODY can push off strongly from only one leg. If you have TWO legs, why let one dangle?
     
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  3. Blake0

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    He pushes off with both, although the left leg may look more prominent because he's trying to move his weight forward.
     
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  4. corners

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    I agree. Notice how he doesn't drag his right toe forward like Sampras, who serves from a similar platform stance. Sampras, on the other hand, pushes off more from his left leg.

    Check out a thread, "Sampras Serve Fundamentals", or something like that. The differences between the Sampras and Federer serves, though they look similar, are well explained by tricky in that thread.
     
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  5. maxplymac

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    Fed rocks back and forth and Pete didn't...huge difference.
     
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  6. ManuGinobili

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    You can see an even bigger difference in Safin's serve.
     
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  7. tennis_eel

    tennis_eel Rookie

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    Both feet apart and slide up servers use their right foot. But mainly it is the left foot that does the drive. I'd say 75% left foot and 25% right foot for right handers.
     
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