Originally Posted by GuyClinch
So Toly does the toss absolutely dictate the serve type - or does it just exaggerate it..
Call me crazy but it seems possible to hit a very flat serve or a serve with some slice off the same toss.. But if you wanted to hit a real 'can opener' kinda slice you would need to toss it out wide..
If you want to hit pure/extreme topspin or slice serve you must use absolutely different tosses. Topspin toss should be to the left and slice to the right of your body. See idealized (not practical) pictures of serves below.
There are examples of Salazar (FYB videos) flat and slice serves. The tosses almost identical, except the ball is farther into court for flat serve.