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Old 02-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #15
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Sampras has the complete serving package. Placement, speed, spin, consistency and disguise on both his first and second serves. His second serve really was a cut above the rest.

Federer is very close to this imo. Maybe better on the disguise though, although Sampras' serve looked cooler.

Interesting thing about racquet technology, wasn't there a test where they measured Mark Philippoussis' serve and then gave him an old wooden racquet and he served within 1-2 mph of the speed of the new ones?
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