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Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

I don't consider serving a tennis talent at all. I mean it is a talent in its own right....but come on.....I just don't see it as a talent on a tennis court. I mean say a guy like Ivo Karlovic can beat Lleyton Hewitt, I mean is this a joke. The guy is an embarassment to tennis. Throw a ball up in the air and see how hard you can hit it, hardly a talent is it

I think its time now where they reduced the serves to 1 rather than 2, and then we can concentrate on the real tennis.


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Another joke thread

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I don't consider serving a tennis talent at all. I mean it is a talent in its own right....but come on.....I just don't see it as a talent on a tennis court. I mean say a guy like Ivo Karlovic can beat Lleyton Hewitt, I mean is this a joke. The guy is an embarassment to tennis. Throw a ball up in the air and see how hard you can hit it, hardly a talent is it

I think its time now where they reduced the serves to 1 rather than 2, and then we can concentrate on the real tennis.
Well if thats the case then much of tennis isnt a skill..if hitting a ball as hard as you can is all that is involved.
You have obviously conveniently forgotten to mention the impecable timing, practise and motion that goes into a great serve.

Karlovic may not be hugely talented with regards to an all round game but his serving ability is outstanding. Try telling him that all those 1000's of hours haven't resulted in a skill based action.
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of course i do....what a dumb thread.

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I don't consider serving a tennis talent at all. I mean it is a talent in its own right....but come on.....I just don't see it as a talent on a tennis court. I mean say a guy like Ivo Karlovic can beat Lleyton Hewitt, I mean is this a joke. The guy is an embarassment to tennis. Throw a ball up in the air and see how hard you can hit it, hardly a talent is it

I think its time now where they reduced the serves to 1 rather than 2, and then we can concentrate on the real tennis.
You don't have a point.

First, if serving was easy, then everyone would have great serves (given enough height). Second, being tall helps you serve better, but also hinders your movement and reactions. If they reduced serves to just 1, then shorter players would actually have an upper hand. I think it's best as it is right now; a constant and unclear battle between serving and returning.

BTW, Olie the David owns Karlo the Goliath. That doesn't help your argument, right?
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Re: Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

Of course it's a talent. It's a skill that nurtured from a base of natural ability and physical attributes.

It can be an irritating one at times but what's that got to do with it?
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Re: Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

Well since serving isnt a talent I geuss the forehand can be said to not be a taleent because I mean all you do is hit it in as hard as you can

Actually why stop with the forehand..the backhand the overhead, I guess none of them are talents.

Too bad that I cant make the ATP, it seems like all these guys are talentless.

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Re: Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

I can't be sure you're serious (are you?).

If you arent, Thank GOD!

If you are being serious: doesn't everyone want the free points? If it's such a meaningles, talentless thing to do, why isn't everyone disgusing their toss, hitting the ball extremely fast and hard, and serving with incredible precision so that they get those free points and win love games?? I am confused
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Re: Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

People find big serving annoying because it can be used to very easily get players out of the trouble they get into because of the weaker parts of their game.

But then that's what all players aspire to do - get easy points using their strengths and protect their weaknesses. The only difference is that the big server, in control of the start of the point, can do it just a bit more easily.

Doesn't seem to matter in the end, though, most huge servers with a weak return game don't seem to really do as well as you'd think because in tennis you still have to break to win - it's too chancey expecting to be able to win matches exclusively on tiebreaks - and at 3 slams you can't anyway.
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Re: Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

Only a Rafatard would make such a stupid thread.
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Re: Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

It is how the game begins, therefore it seems stupid to discount it, really.
Everyone has to have a serve, don't hate the ones that do it well...
it's just as much a part of "real tennis" whatever the hell that is.
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Re: Do you consider serving a tennis talent?

Yes I'm totally serious. I mean do you guys not listen to other people's points of view.

Serving is not a talent, its a ridiculous thing that harms tennis and the sooner they take it away the better. In what other sport, if you fail something first time around, do you get another go. Its time to move on from that.


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