Roddick's tip on serves

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  1. sureshs

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    how about that...

    ...tennis is a leg sport, not an arm sport...
     
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    He gave a very concrete example of using the knee bend like a spring. That fixes the idea much better for me. I am going to try it soon. I wonder what part of the body "feels" this spring the most? The calf muscles? If I know, I will try to focus on getting the feeling there.
     
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    its the Quads and and there is tremendous pressure on the knees. i don't think amateur can have a knee bend as deep as Roddicks. amateur can probably bend about 1/2 way...?
     
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    Yup, the prestigious David Cup.
     
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    Yeah. I posted a comment highlighting that mistake on the Yahoo website. It's honestly quite ridiculous how much the quality of that tennis blog had dropped.

    ~Zack
     
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    LOL, funny guy.
     
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    Totally agree, that's why we hold the racket with our feet!
     
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    If I served without spring into it with my legs, it'd go about 95mph.
    If i served without using my arms at all, it's go about 40 mph, but be very inconsistent.
     
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