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Old 06-21-2012, 03:21 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by CRWV View Post

A great serve and decent return has an advantage over a mediocre (at best) serve and a great return...

Growing up watching both play, I felt it was Sampras' 2nd serve that won him the majority of matches vs. Agassi. Countless times Agassi would have break points, only to have them swept away by killer 2nd serves.

This would put more pressure on Agassi to hold, knowing breaking Pete was going to take some luck, and he would hold back during the rallies.

Pete, on the other hand, knew if he served well, his chances of being broken were slim, so he could go out & swing away on Andre's serve.

I often wonder if they played today, how many of those serves would be called out by Hawkeye.
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