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Old 10-08-2012, 08:02 AM   #26
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Oswego, OR
Posts: 138

Height has at least 3 advantages:

1. Higher serving angles.
2. More powerful groundstrokes (it's physics: if you measure the speed of a straight "lever", the speed is greatest at its tip...and a longer leveler means more speed in the contact zone.
3. More reach on service returns.

Height WAS a liability for decades because it does slow movement. But modern training makes it possible for a Berdych, DelPotro, etc. to have enough speed to be successful.
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