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Why is Nalbandian's serve so poor?

disturb3d
03-22-2007, 12:25 PM
In essence, he's hitting two second serves.

Sean.J.S.
03-22-2007, 12:34 PM
Why is Federer the best player in the world?

maqk
03-22-2007, 12:40 PM
c'mon, his serve is not that poor, its just not as good as Fed, Rodd, Ljubo or Haas's serve is

Kolya
03-22-2007, 12:49 PM
Yeah, his serve is not that bad. He just doesn't really go for it.

disturb3d
03-22-2007, 12:54 PM
It's fact that Nalbandian's serve is crap. Don't bother trying to contradict.

Anyone with insight on how his technique could be altered for improvement?

Byrd
03-22-2007, 12:56 PM
His serve isn't poor, he just doesn't use it efficiently e.g for angles to win points, he usually just gets it in to start a rally. The only part of his serve you could probably say is poor is the power he generates.

JustJames
03-22-2007, 01:35 PM
Nalbandian's placement on the serve is generally impeccable which in some ways makes up for a lack of power, though an improved serve, i.e one with more power, could be the key to stepping us his game to a grand-slam winning level.
But I suppose we may never know..

And to answer the question...maybe because he's Argentinian? Lol. Players brought up on claycourts generally have weaker serves, just look at the king of clay's serve..Rafa's, consistent yet toothless.

Byrd
03-22-2007, 02:20 PM
Acasuso is the exception.

Fumus
03-22-2007, 02:21 PM
Fat.

*Viva Chile*
03-22-2007, 04:48 PM
Nalbandian's placement on the serve is generally impeccable which in some ways makes up for a lack of power, though an improved serve, i.e one with more power, could be the key to stepping us his game to a grand-slam winning level.
But I suppose we may never know..

And to answer the question...maybe because he's Argentinian? Lol. Players brought up on claycourts generally have weaker serves, just look at the king of clay's serve..Rafa's, consistent yet toothless.

In argentina and many other traditionalist claycourt countries, the ultimate thing that coaches teach when you're starting to play tennis is the serve... maybe is the explanation of how the technique of many of them is very poor.

GlennMirnyi
03-22-2007, 04:51 PM
Except for Acasuso, the older Argie players all have an awful serve. Their technique is even kinda alike, and very bad: see Zabaleta, Berlocq for instance.

Burrow
03-22-2007, 05:00 PM
Zabaleta alot of the time could hit plenty aces, I wouldnt say he had a poor serve at all. I'd have to agree, I think Nalbandians serve is pretty poor, why??? I dont know. I reckon that he focuses on the rest of his game alot more than his serve,

GlennMirnyi
03-22-2007, 05:03 PM
Zabaleta alot of the time could hit plenty aces, I wouldnt say he had a poor serve at all. I'd have to agree, I think Nalbandians serve is pretty poor, why??? I dont know. I reckon that he focuses on the rest of his game alot more than his serve,

His serve technique was bad. The habit of holding the racket up to start the movement and all... Puerta serves like that too.

Action Jackson
03-22-2007, 05:06 PM
Calleri's serve isn't bad at all and Zabaleta's serve while not the best looking one is effective.

TennisLurker
03-22-2007, 05:07 PM
Agassi served like that in wimbledon 1993 if I recall correctly because of some injury he had had.

Burrow
03-22-2007, 05:10 PM
His serve technique was bad. The habit of holding the racket up to start the movement and all... Puerta serves like that too.

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LocoPorElTenis
03-22-2007, 05:28 PM
I think Nalbi's first serve is acceptable. It's his second serve which is :help:. Ljubo of all returners was punishing almost every second serve with a winner in the last part of their match in IW :help: :help:.

Corswandt
03-22-2007, 06:15 PM
Ljubo of all returners was punishing almost every second serve with a winner in the last part of their match in IW :help: :help:.

I remember that - Ljubicic was hitting clean BH winners off Fat Dave's second serves on the last game of that match. Just pitiful.

kobulingam
03-22-2007, 06:23 PM
I think Nalbi's first serve is acceptable. It's his second serve which is :help:. Ljubo of all returners was punishing almost every second serve with a winner in the last part of their match in IW :help: :help:.

Nalby was serving it right into Lube's sweetspot on the backhand side.