Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: Players That Would Have A Lot More Success With A Higher First Serve Percentage..
Murray has picked up the first serve percentages. He's not toiling in the mid-40s consistently anymore, he's really improved the consistency, placement, variety and clutchness of his serving.
The question isn't silly at all, we all know what Jason meant. Anyway, I would say Hewitt is the clearest answer. His first serve percentage is always in the 50 range and he doesn't have the second serve to back it up, especially the last few years. He used to be able to hit a nice slice second serve and a good body second serve, but as his confidence has fallen, his second serve has gotten weaker and he's become prone to DFing in critical moments.
A stat to always look for is, first serve percentage and then second serve points won. The player who has the higher serve percentage and the higher second serve percentages won doesn't lose often.