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Old 10-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #14
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The articles points to the statistical probability of winning more points if you hit your 2nd attempt like a 1st serve. But, I noticed when they interviewed the players that did not agree with the theory.

I think the common sense approach is to work to have a good 2nd serve that is not as fast as your 1st serve but goes in 90+% of the time.

If my opponent is a good returner, I will attempt a faster or more aggresive placement on a 2nd serve but I will not hit every 2nd serve like a 1st serve.

I have never played anyone or seen any good players who hit both serves like 1st serves either.
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