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Old 11-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #150
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Originally Posted by 5263 View Post
So now you are suggesting the 1 hand rtn is just as good because players can
win with it? really?
No one said you can't win with a 1 hander or that a 2 hander can make you
serve better, lol. No one said that rtn was as important as serve, did they
No one said Fed couldn't chip into a pt with his one hander or that all you had to
do was have a 2 hander and sit pretty.

Really surprised that it is hard for anyone to see that against a very big 1st
serve, that the 2 hander has an edge, but I guess if you are confused by all
that distraction above, maybe that explains it??

Maybe I was lucky to have a very big server make it more clear for me. He
told me that whenever he sees he is facing a 1 hander he feels it is a big
advantage for him and explained that he now had a low risk place to go any time he
needed it. If facing a 2 hander he felt it was way more risky to go at the body or
to the Bh wheel house, because it may just come back with interest from a
2 hander. If they had the 2 hander, he then focused on overpowering the Fh
when he needed to go that route, which he could do, but was way harder than
overrunning the 1 hander Bh.

The overpowering option is not something most of us have, but with very big
servers, on important points, they can bear down more thru the box and limit
the risk and having to go to a 2ond serve.
Great anecdotal evidence about a big-server you know. Here's some more anecdotal evidence from another big server: Pete Sampras. One of the players he hated to face and did not match up well against was Michael Stich. Agassi, who you site as an example of the prototypical great returner, was an easier matchup for the big-serving Sampras.

Please, watch some pro tennis on tv. You will see players like Federer, Almagro, Wawrinka, and Haas hitting monster one-handed topspin returns against the the biggest servers in the game.

Players of all levels can succeed with either style. It's all about what's comfortable for them.
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