Budge vs. Riggs 1942 U.S. Pro Nationals
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09-27-2012, 04:15 PM
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Can't find the article yet but here's an article from the New York Times in 1995. Check out page two paragraph three. Riggs himself said he had a big serve.
A big serve compared to who? Vines, Budge, Kovacs, Kramer, Gonzales? No. He had an excellent serve for a guy who was 5'6", nothing more than that. I'll say it again, Riggs was a touch player, a slicer/dicer/dropper/lobber. He was not a power player.
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