Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan
So true. I remember about couple of years ago, some guy wrote into ESPN asking them who had the greatest serve of all time because at the time, Roddick's serve was untouchable. Anyway, PMAC without hesitation said Sampras of course and also mentioned Ivanisevic. Cliff picked Safin's serve. Yes, a crush.
speaking of the serve he went on and on about how perfect and fluid it was and was asking PMac why it was so. Pmac all but said whatever man but the director showed safins serve in slow motion and so they dissected that its coz he rotates the upper torso and can bring the power he need way deep in to a fifth set. PMAc was over but cliff gushed about how its really nice and should people be taught it and Pmac was like man you cant teach people a serve like that.
then he turned into safins backhand how its a beauty almost like a left handed forehand and how could it be taught to Hewitt and Roddick who are stiff in their left hands and Pmac was like man you gotta build your games around your strengths. hewitt and roddick just dont have a backhand as a strength. then cliff was like there are very few weaknesses to pick on for safin
i like cliff but a 50+ old man with a crush on a younger guy is