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Old 10-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Moose Malloy View Post
We all know how famous Becker was for hitting big serves down break point, coming back from 0-40 etc. Well, krosero & I have tracked many of his matches & turns out he was fairly average at making first serves down break point. I followed his entire career & would have bet good money that he would have a high number of 1st serves made down break points, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Many posters here(& commentators) repeat that about Becker frequently & probably always will. So something that isn't really true is widely accepted as fact, because of our "impressions" of watching matches, with no actual stats.
Just wondering if a high ball toss might be a factor in the low service % on break points by Becker or Sampras -- and especially Lendl.

I think one reason Becker and Lendl played best indoors was that there was no wind or sun to throw off their ball toss.
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