What do you think of Nadal's new service motion? - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Polikarpov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 853
                     
What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

I think it looks a lot smoother.

But in some second serves, I noticed that he reverts to his original one.
Polikarpov is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 01:40 PM
Registered User
 
Clara Bow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: A US state that was once its own country.
Posts: 4,978
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

His first serve motion is smoother and quicker. I think it is giving his first serve more pop and has been a good adjustment and shows that he actually has been working on his serve.

I like a lot of players.
Clara Bow is offline  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 01:53 PM
_._._._._._
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Age: 32
Posts: 72,524
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

It's got a few subtle improvements, seems to be getting a bit more pace and kick on it. I think his first serve % has suffered though, he used to constantly be around high 60s/early 70s but I've seen 50%ish in a lot of his matches recently. Today was 61% which is decent I guess.
adee-gee is offline  
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 01:56 PM
Registered User
 
Clara Bow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: A US state that was once its own country.
Posts: 4,978
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

Quote:
I think his first serve % has suffered though, he used to constantly be around high 60s/early 70s but I've seen 50%ish in a lot of his matches recently. Today was 61% which is decent I guess
I think part of that could be that in addition to adjusting his motion- which could cause a lower percentage, he is also going for a bit more and not just rolling it in, which could cause more misses.

I like a lot of players.
Clara Bow is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 02:05 PM
Registered User
 
Vin Judah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: In the locker room...
Posts: 457
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

Anyone have video of it?
Vin Judah is offline  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 02:08 PM
_._._._._._
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Age: 32
Posts: 72,524
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clara Bow View Post
I think part of that could be that in addition to adjusting his motion- which could cause a lower percentage, he is also going for a bit more and not just rolling it in, which could cause more misses.
Agreed, but the more he gets comfortable the better it should be. I mean, it's not like he's putting absolutely everything into it, I still think he could hit it a lot harder if he wanted to, but he likes using it to set the point up, and you can't really argue with 0 break points conceded
adee-gee is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 02:09 PM
F***ing have it
 
alfonsojose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Barranquilla (COL)
Age: 41
Posts: 16,935
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?


"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" .. Madonna

Drooling after Schuettler, Bolelli, Volandri, Starace (short haired version), ToJo, Tursunov, Alves, Petzschner, Simon, Qureshi, Steve Johnson
alfonsojose is offline  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 02:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London
Posts: 116
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

I personally couldn't notice a difference from a quick observation of a few of his serves in the action
Green_Eyes is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 02:44 PM
Registered User
 
Voo de Mar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: somewhere between Fire and Water
Posts: 20,204
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

I dislike his new motion. In my view is unnatural for him.

stroke <- point <- game <- set <- MATCH -> round -> tournament -> season -> career
My favorite stats
Longest matches
Match points
Tie-breaks
Aces

Chiquita bananas ECC Antwerp
Voo de Mar is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 03:11 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 13,139
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

Stole it from Fed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by leng jai View Post
Anyone who says any player has no chance against Dolgopolov is clearly trolling.
That's the gospel.
Fumus is offline  
post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 03:20 PM
Banned!
 
GlennMirnyi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: I'm in Porto Alegre, bitch!
Posts: 42,099
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

It's the same old crappy move, no big deal.
GlennMirnyi is offline  
post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 12:40 AM
Registered User
 
Fedex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 17,533
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

I've noticed some adjustments in his service motion too. Its a little bit smoother and more compact, and he is getting more pop on his serve.

"I think that now and until the end of my career, I can really play with my mind at peace, and no longer hear that I've never won Roland Garros." - Roger Federer
Fedex is offline  
post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 12:43 AM
Registered User
 
cmurray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 14,734
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GlennMirnyi View Post
It's the same old crappy move, no big deal.
cmurray is offline  
post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 12:54 AM
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmurray View Post
Some people are soooo predictable...
I wonder when my own Personal Troll will appear again, I gather I won't have to wait very long!

"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline  
post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 12:58 AM
Anastasia Komananov, KGB
 
scoobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Age: 38
Posts: 53,509
                     
Re: What do you think of Nadal's new service motion?

He hasn't serviced me yet so I'm not sure about his motion
scoobs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome