Originally Posted by Rickson
I see that Rafa does this a lot, but I'm wondering how safe a serve this is compared to a kick serve. Is the slice serve indeed safer than a flat serve and nearly as safe if not as safe as a kick serve?
Kick serves are more consistant than slices but many better players tee off on them with their returns so kick serves can be a liability. Slice serves are th opposite, a bit less consistant but harder to blast a return off of.