Originally Posted by marcRD
I mean, it is just silly to see an awesome server send these bombs, 130-140 mphs many times down the line and Federer doesnt even seem bothered. Roddick was serving like a madman out there and couldnt even make 2 aces every set. Roddick served 65% and got broken 6 times yesterday.
Of all the great tennis what I am gonna remember will be the amazing 1st serve returns. One of the most underestimated qualities in tennis, I mean Agassi may be great att attacking 2nd serves but if he would be as great as Federer returning 1st serves he would not be 2nd to Sampras in his generation. The 1st serve is such a weapon nowadays and beeing able to neutralize it like Fed does makes his returns the greatest single weapon in tennis.
Does provide strong evidence for considering Federer the best returner of serve currently in mens tennis. He is doing it against the best serve in mens tennis.