Originally Posted by sureshs
Serve is part of the game. People who cannot win free points on their serve can trade groundstrokes all day, so what? Often makes for boring viewing.
Ultimately, Roddick won a Slam in the Federer era. Only results matter.
Of course it is part of the game and the US has tried to lean on it way too much.
You can't expect most of your prospects to be fantastic servers, but you CAN
develop players to play well off the ground. At least they can always compete
well in that case.
And NO, big servers tend to be more boring, along with points off the ground
don't just trade all day. They develop a pt and earn it with depth to their game.
Like Fed, Great players can win free pts on serve and build pts with a level of