Originally Posted by kiki
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.