Originally Posted by LeeD
I think the statement is wrong. It should be....MOST of the top pros use a significant amount of topspin on their first serves.
Guys going for pure MPH don't add spin to slow down the serve.
Guys often hit fast SECOND serves as their first serve, so those askew the statistics.
And adding spin always increases arc, so the ball goes IN, something MOST, but not all pros do.
I''ve always maintained that Sampras could easily hit into the 150's, but times and clocks have shown he serves around 137 max, with huge amounts of spin. Flattening the ball would account for the dicrepancy.
Agreed. Really tall guys probably could hit down on the ball more and still get good consistency...