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Old 08-31-2011, 01:28 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by krosero View Post
An article by John Branch, "Benefit of Hitting Second Serve Like the First":

Has stats on Isner and other current players.
There have been people advocating that for a long long time. Almost a little shocking to see Roddick as the voice of reason there!

Aside from the mental aspects ("losing a volley" LOL), which I absolutely agree with, I would also worry about the streakiness of the serve. I have the feeling that typical serving strategy may spread out the penalties from double faulting/losing a rally. I would worry that, with 2 first serves, while one may win many games very convincingly, one would also toss away more games....and that would be a very poor trade-off in a sport where games are tallied!
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