Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
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.
I'll try to find it but trust me he was able to serve a lot of aces. I've seen the newspaper articles.
And yes he was a touch player but so was Nastase and he could serve aces. I think Riggs was 5'8".