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Old 10-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by kiki View Post
Bill Tildenīs serve has been severely underrated, probably due to little general knowledge about his game.But he patented the cannonball and had amazing 5 of first serves in.

BTW, wasnīt him who said that a player is as good as his second serve?
Against Lacoste in the '27 French Championships, Tilden was serving at 4-5 in the fifth set. Match game against him. He held at love with 4 straight first serves, the last three of them clean aces.

That was on clay, at St. Cloud.

I think the statement about the second serve was Kramer's.
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