Originally Posted by sunof tennis
at 5'8"(on a good day), I can hit the fence on one bounce with a flat serve.
Federer has the better serve. More variety and placement.
When I crack one, I can get 4-5 feet up on the first bounce and Im your height, so im about the same here.
My best ones will stick there, which is why I even notice this stuff in the 1st place.
When I was a junior my technique was all over the map, but I served even bigger.
Now that I am serving more and more relaxed, and finally getting a higher toss and rhythm, I am seeing easier power than before. a lot of it boils down to getting off the ground and on top of the ball. Easier for tall guys who don't have to jump.