Is Federer'd 1serve percentage a growing problem or a blip!

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Mr Topspin, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Mr Topspin

    Mr Topspin Semi-Pro

    Jun 28, 2005
    It has become a growing trend during the clay court swing and was shown again today in the final. If it continues, it could affect his title defence at both Halle and Wimbledon. Federer has a great 2nd serve but on grass you really need to make a high percentage otherwise opponent will just take huge cuts at 2nd serve leading to bp's chances (see Federer vs Davydenko for further details). I hope it is a blip but this has become chronic over the past 2 months and must change if Federer is to match Borg's feat of 5 straight Wimbledon crowns.
  2. ACE of Hearts

    ACE of Hearts Talk Tennis Guru

    Jul 2, 2005
    I think its a blip.I will be shocked if he doesnt serve well at wimbledon.
  3. psamp14

    psamp14 Hall of Fame

    Oct 13, 2005
    i thought it was a fluke type thing when cash's article talked about it, but now i realize what a problem it was the whole time...

    however i think it will settle a little at halle, and should not be a factor at wimbledon, where federer typically has a 60% 1st serve percentage...
  4. vinnier6

    vinnier6 Professional

    Sep 14, 2005
    its just not as effective on clay as it is on every other surface...there was a bunch of his first serves that would have gone for an ace if it was grass or hard courts....

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