Big serving Canadians (ATP and WTA)

matt.jc

Rookie
Being a Canadian, it's really cool seeing a Canadian finally emerging after sometime ! (Dancevic was a let down) Everyone knows of the big serving Milos, but on the WTA another big serving Canadian youngster is coming up the rankings. Rebecca Marino's serve and power impressed me during the AO and she recorded the most aces in a WTA match today with 14. I don't know if she will be as successful as Milos, her movement is poor. Good to see Canadian tennis players rising up the ranks, maybe there will be more coverage on tv.
 

namelessone

Legend
Canada can't hold a candle to the Croatia in the serve department :)

Ivanisevic,Karlovic,Ljubicic. Cilic and Ancic had damn good serves as well.
 

Bloodshed

Professional
Canada can't hold a candle to the Croatia in the serve department :)

Ivanisevic,Karlovic,Ljubicic. Cilic and Ancic had damn good serves as well.

Obviously not. Milos and Rusedski (I hate the fact that little b1tch decided to change his nationality) are the only great servers we've ever had. All those croatians are legendary for great serving :)
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
I'm sure the LTA have noted Milos' potential and are taking appropriate steps as we speak.

Bwaahahahahahahahahahahaha. *Strokes white cat*
 

rovex

Legend
Raonic will burn out, play against stronger competition and capitulate.

Enjoy his run while you can
 

A-Rogue

New User
Raonic will burn out, play against stronger competition and capitulate.

Enjoy his run while you can

Says the dude with the verdasco avatar!

As a Canadian I'm happy to see great talents in both men's and women's. I have a friend who knows Milos from tournaments and such and he's apparently a super nice kid and really down to earth. Makes it all the better.
 

Devilito

Hall of Fame
Obviously not. Milos and Rusedski (I hate the fact that little b1tch decided to change his nationality) are the only great servers we've ever had. All those croatians are legendary for great serving :)

give some credit to Nestor. He was a potential top 20 player that decided to focus on doubles (much to his success) but has an awesome serve as well. Canadians by nature have a big serve because we play on fast indoor courts. It serves our games well.
 
give some credit to Nestor. He was a potential top 20 player that decided to focus on doubles (much to his success) but has an awesome serve as well. Canadians by nature have a big serve because we play on fast indoor courts. It serves our games well.

Daniel Nestor happens to have the biggest serve I ever tried to return...and on an indoor court at that....it was murderous, and his 6'5 lanky frame really unloaded into it in his prime. In subsequent years it slowed down, (75% by his own admission) due to severe shoulder injuries...forcing him to adopt different serve strategies.

My total failure, was somewhat consoled by watching a Davis cup opponent swing and MISS both on a few first serves, and a second serve (though Nestor was told to go ALL OUT on the 2nd serve, double faults be damned). He was blazing the first serve at well over 130mph, and he was hitting SOME second serves around 115-120...with surprisingly few faults.

Nestor, Rusedski...and others....even lesser known players like Niemeyer who can also go well into the 130's, make Canada able to match just about any country....probably even Croatia, for serving...it's the rest of the game that is a bit of a problem!
 
Top 5 serving nations

1: Croatia
2: USA
3: Sweden
4: Netherlands
5: Canada or perhaps Australia

germany used to be strong too.

Becker, stich, waske and also guys like kiefer where huge servers.

But in the last years they lost a little, guys like kohlschreiber, haas,schüttler, mayer are no real big servers. only petzschner is a big server now out of the top guys.
 
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