Which pro hits the flattest serves?(Both first and second)

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by @wright, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. @wright

    @wright Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    Scud has got to be near the top, I would think Karlovic would have to be too...Who else?
  2. Mikael

    Mikael Professional

    Feb 23, 2004
    Enqvist might have a shot at winning this category...
  3. f98-jah

    f98-jah New User

    Jun 4, 2004
    Enquist, yes.
    Scud doesnt hit his serve that flat and Karlovis is to tall to be able to hit it flat. Whatever he tries it will come from the second floor...
  4. tykrum

    tykrum Rookie

    Mar 4, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Lleyton Hewitt maybe? He does double fault all the time, and I don't think his second serve even kicks.
  5. Nosoupforyou

    Nosoupforyou Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    I've heard commentators say how flat Grosjean hits is serve especially for a short guy
  6. laurie

    laurie Guest

    Scud's serve is more reminiscent to Sampras' serve actually. He uses a heavy frame with a midsize head and puts slice on his down the middle serves. When using a smaller head, the racket face meets the ball as if you are slicing the ball into the duece court to the forehand but the shoulder is facing down the T of the court. Like Sampras, the power of his arm and torso, plus the weight of his racket means he gets a lot of speed on his serve, but its speed with spin on both the deuce and advantage court. That was the technique most of the big servers from that period used including Goran and Becker, the speed with such spin makes the serve much harder to return.

    One player who employs this technique about 75% of the time? Roger Federer. Note Federer uses a racket head (90sq inches)which is more typical of players I mentioned above.

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