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Old 08-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #33
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Its not really a "guess" per se. Its more like an informed decision. Better players will often start to move in favor of one side or the other on the return before the ball is actually struck by the server because they are picking up on cues from the toss and what they have previously observed. In fact, one of the main reasons Sampras' serve was so difficult to handle was because he hit just about every serve in his arsenal off of the same toss. One could not watch his toss and easily discern whether he was bringing the heat or throwing in a kick or slice.
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