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Abolish 2nd serve?

Heavenseventeen
07-04-2007, 12:39 PM
During Wimbledon's rain delay, they showed Federer at an interactive tennis museum. There was this computer survey thing, and he was doing it. One of the questions was: Experts say the second serve should be abolished. Do you agree?

He chose NO. Sorry if it's been discussed already, but what do you all think? Has there been a debate between tennis experts about it?


In my opinion, the second serve should stay. No one is perfect, so people should usually get a second chance- I feel that should be carried into tennis. I was surprised to see that question, and I think Federer was surprised too.

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dorkgirl
07-04-2007, 12:40 PM
No, no no.

Second serve is fine, thanks.

G4.
07-04-2007, 12:42 PM
who are those "experts"

Action Jackson
07-04-2007, 12:43 PM
Is that you Pippo Volandri?

Johnny Groove
07-04-2007, 12:44 PM
Lets get rid of the net too, and lines, those are pretty useless also

mashamaniac
07-04-2007, 12:46 PM
what about getting rackets off players so that they are able to play cricket (just with hands)??

Kristen
07-04-2007, 12:47 PM
Experiment with it in doubles ;)

marcRD
07-04-2007, 12:49 PM
I think Nalbandian would be nr1 if that would happen, with his return of 2nd serves and his poor 1st serve neutralized he would maybe be the greatest tennis player in the world.

dijus
07-04-2007, 12:54 PM
Mr Disney , is that you ?

ReturnWinner
07-04-2007, 12:56 PM
I have tought about this before, this should be funnier than having two serves for sure

Julio1974
07-04-2007, 01:05 PM
Is that you Pippo Volandri?

:haha: :haha:

laure xxx
07-04-2007, 01:17 PM
Experiment with it in doubles ;)

Yes - anything to make those matches shorter. Doubles is great guinea pig for all the crap suggestions in tennis, like the "super" tiebreaker :haha:

oz_boz
07-04-2007, 01:43 PM
10-15 years ago this question was valid, not anymore.

baghdatis
07-05-2007, 07:50 AM
How about they just start playing Volleyaball!

there is no way the players will be able to hold serve as easy as it is now.

2nd serve is just part of tennis and should never be removed!

lazyman
07-05-2007, 08:25 AM
no they better not even trial it i swear. if they do it will ruin the game.

Aphex
07-05-2007, 08:36 AM
"They" messed with the weight of the balls and the court speed instead of abolishing the second serve.

drf716
07-05-2007, 08:37 AM
what i would like to have is a let when the ball touches the net during play and drops near it as if it's a dropshot.
not necessarily those that bounce high but just those that sort of dies.
i hate seeing a point go for a player with that sort of "winner".

lazyman
07-05-2007, 08:42 AM
what i would like to have is a let when the ball touches the net during play and drops near it as if it's a dropshot.
not necessarily those that bounce high but just those that sort of dies.
i hate seeing a point go for a player with that sort of "winner".

i agree that it is annoying for a point to end that way but making it be a let would be even stupider. the game of tennis is good how it is and there should be no changes made to it.