Originally Posted by sureshs
Ferrer takes a step into the serve. Most club players who footfault don't walk into the serve. So in theory they just need to move back a little. But when they start thinking about it, their already-bad biomechanics kicks in and they dink their serve or fault it.
Anyhow, walking should be forbidden right? Irregardless if they step into the court or not:
A foot fault takes place when the server assumes an illegal position while serving. A server's feet must not touch the baseline or the extension of the center line until the ball is struck. The server is also required to stay roughly on the same position to prevent the opponent from being misled as to where the serve will originate. Running or walking while serving is not allowed.