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Federer`s Serve not as good as before?

Himura
06-02-2006, 10:54 PM
I`m no Federer fan even tough i like his game but this is a question i`m thinking about. I don`t think he`s serve has weakend since 2004 but I want to know what you guys think!

DrJules
06-02-2006, 11:07 PM
He is still the best at serving into the corners of the box and down the centre line.

stebs
06-02-2006, 11:13 PM
His serve is different. Better in some situations but not in others. He has dropped the pace a little and he hits less aces nowadays but it is the most accurate serve in the world and great for setting up a point. In fact, it has been developed in a way that makes it more suitable for clay.

oneandonlyhsn
06-02-2006, 11:23 PM
I think his serve is not as effective as it once was. He used to be able to hit big serves and corners in tight situations but he cant seem to do that anymore and his 1st serve% isnt as high as it ought to be. I think the grass season is when I will really be able to tell how much it has changed. I think part of the problem is that he isnt as confident on clay but come grass season, I think it will be a different story.

Fedex
06-02-2006, 11:29 PM
Its really hard to tell if Roger has changed his serve at all, seeing as his service motion is the same for all of his serves.

rofe
06-02-2006, 11:38 PM
Its really hard to tell if Roger has changed his serve at all, seeing as his service motion is the same for all of his serves.

Actually it is not. He arches his back more when he serves now. This gives him more spin and less pace. The few times that he does use pace, the back is relatively straight.

ChloeLove
06-02-2006, 11:42 PM
He still has a good serve. It seems a bit different, because he is on clay, but it hasn't changed that much, a few things, but not really.

Fergie
06-03-2006, 12:22 AM
His serve is still very good :)

scoobs
06-03-2006, 12:24 AM
Serve is still very good - I think it's always tended to be more about placement and accuracy and variation than out and out aces and speed.

Can go off a bit, and obviously it's slightly neutralised on clay as is everyone else's so he doesn't get quite as many easy points off it.

World Beater
06-03-2006, 02:20 AM
his serve disappeared in the massu match...and disappears too much in the critical moments. I wouldnt say its all that accurate anymore in the crucial moments.In 2004, he used to always throw down big serves like sampras on big pts.its just that nobody except maybe nadal is able to capitalize because the rest of his game is so darn good.

on clay, he is serving the right way. But on hardcourt at the aussie open, davydenko was serving harder than he was.

Saturn66
06-03-2006, 04:27 AM
Still good.

Dirk
06-03-2006, 04:35 AM
Fed can still hit plenty of big serves when he needs to. His serve will have off days like any other weapon can be off.

Billabong
06-03-2006, 04:42 AM
His serve hasn't changed in my opinion:scratch: But in the key moments it can disappear (Shanghai 2005 for example)..

ufokart
06-03-2006, 04:42 AM
I think his serve is roughly as good as before.

swissfed
06-03-2006, 06:09 AM
Even though, it's still a remarkable one ...

Himura
06-03-2006, 08:13 AM
on clay, he is serving the right way. But on hardcourt at the aussie open, davydenko was serving harder than he was.

AO uses Rebounde Ace witch is similar to Clay, the ball bounces high. He wanted to take advantage of that and use the kick serve to set up for the rest of his game.
You`ll see, in Wimbledon and Us Open he will go for more aces, just look at the match against agassi in the final in Us Open

bokehlicious
06-03-2006, 09:26 AM
He seemed to have adapted his serve for clay and tries to make them more effective on that surface. Let the grass season start and sure he'll come back for more aces and less spin.