Originally Posted by ubermeyer
What's so important about Americans to non-Americans? (I'm american btw)
Karlovic has a better serve, better volleys, and Tanner's backhand is only better by a little, though his forehand and movement are miles ahead.
Karlovic has a better serve? Not in my book. Tanner was barely 6' and served routinely in the 130-140 range. I've heard commentators say that Karlovic's serve is fast, but it also has no work on it, it's just a flat bomb. Tanner's serve was all over the place with spin. Tanner's delivery was also better. His perfect toss and quick motion were perfect for disguising the location and type of serve.