yeah, but somehow I have my doubts you have noticed the lack of power in cipolla's serve and groundtrokes
thought about asking you the same question btw
That`s great to see that u have seen both players before. Perhaps u have noticed that Cipolla plays with a particular style of tennis: his forehand is efectively flat, his slice backhand is perfect, inspite he is not tall he build the attacking points really well, his volleys and smash are good, his tactics are ok, his return of serve is ok. I agree with you that his serve is a crap but inspite he doesn`t have very powerful groundstrokes the points are quite well built. Along with his serve, his weakest issue is the fact that he is a very unstable player during the match.
On the other hand, Ventura`s serve is descent, his dropshot is perfect, his groundstrokes are ok and he is really unpredictable, really unstable plauer but when he wakes up over his right foot he can be a very dangerous player.
So both players have their serious deficits. But all the issues I mentioned about Cipolla made him the favourite for grass courts according to me. As you said that you have seen both players before I wonder if you have ever played tennis. I mean, in a quite descent and competitive way to say that you pretty understand the game.
Of course this is not a math lesson and whatever can happen on a tennis match (for instance that a player is not in his best day...)
Teach me a lesson.