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Whose service style does yours most resemble?

General Suburbia
03-10-2008, 05:56 AM
There was a thread before on what your favorite serve style was. I thought, "meh, why not have a thread like this?"

My serve style most resembles Roddick's, especially with the abbreviated motion. No, this wasn't a conscious decision - If anything, I think Federer's motion is most fluent and looks easy to emulate. The problem was, my second serve kick delivery always used an abbreviated motion. I couldn't make a regular second serve without my racket going straight back, shoot. So I changed my first service motion to conceal my second better, and there you have it. Weird, yeah.

StevoTG
03-10-2008, 01:41 PM
There was a thread before on what your favorite serve style was. I thought, "meh, why not have a thread like this?"

My serve style most resembles Roddick's, especially with the abbreviated motion. No, this wasn't a conscious decision - If anything, I think Federer's motion is most fluent and looks easy to emulate. The problem was, my second serve kick delivery always used an abbreviated motion. I couldn't make a regular second serve without my racket going straight back, shoot. So I changed my first service motion to conceal my second better, and there you have it. Weird, yeah.

Not sure if this belongs in the GM thread but it is interesting :yeah:

I guess I've got a bit of Ljubicic (preperation especially), Roddick and maybe Sharapova ..... except far worse that any of them :lol:

Bernard Black
03-10-2008, 02:14 PM
I would say Krajicek, I tried to serve like him when I was a kid and it's stuck with me all these years.

I have some Federer in my wind-up but I have a much more explosive action than him (though obviously get nothing like the pace he generates from a relaxed motion!).

I've also been told I serve similar to Roscoe Tanner?!?! I can't find any videos of him serving, but understand this is a compliment as he had a huge serve with the old wooden racquets!

JM-Del-Potro
03-10-2008, 05:15 PM
Sometimes my serve looks like that one of Volandri,so you can just imagine it :haha:

But I usually serve like Davydenko/Moya a bit of both.

I think I could also serve like Youzhny :p

GlennMirnyi
03-10-2008, 05:55 PM
Kaarsten Braasch.

Snoo Foo
03-10-2008, 06:01 PM
Willy Coria (circa October 07)

Medina
03-11-2008, 06:28 AM
Mines resembles Chela's.. but if we look at Wta Medina Garrigues for sure

HKz
03-12-2008, 04:50 AM
Mario Ancic. Since the first time I saw him in 2002 when he beat Federer at Wimbledon, I wanted to have his serve. It is a bit different, but the motion is the same.

Fuego Frío
03-12-2008, 06:41 PM
Serena Williams.

Kolya
03-14-2008, 02:03 AM
Magnus Gustafsson and Sergi Bruguera.

:lol: but its true.

Angle Queen
03-19-2008, 07:25 PM
:scratch:

Mine's old school. Laid up and very consistent toss...full, looping backswing. Learned it 20+ years ago and haven't bothered to change it.

And I'm a one-bounce only, no primping kinda gal. No Nole endless bouncing or Maria preening.

Fung
04-08-2008, 02:05 AM
dementieva

PiggyGotRoasted
04-10-2008, 08:13 PM
A mix between gonzales, djokovic and roddick.

If thats possible, I use two different motions for my first and second serve.

azza
04-11-2008, 06:39 AM
i have the mark philipousis serve like the tenchiqaue not the actualy ace ace

W!MBLEDON
04-12-2008, 08:25 AM
ana ivanovic :shrug:

groundstroke
04-13-2008, 02:05 AM
Federer's, but a little more shorter.

Knightmace
05-04-2008, 04:23 AM
I have the movement of Federer's.

Compare mine to his... different story.

RagingLamb
05-04-2008, 04:33 AM
Tough to say,... 'retarded monkey on crack'. Whose style does that resemble most?

StevoTG
05-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Tough to say,... 'retarded monkey on crack'. Whose style does that resemble most?

While I quite like the motion, Bagdanovic's serve looks a bit like that sometimes :eek:

RagingLamb
05-04-2008, 06:59 PM
While I quite like the motion, Bagdanovic's serve looks a bit like that sometimes :eek:

LOL

zicofirol
05-04-2008, 09:56 PM
thomas berdych with a bit of anci throwin in sometimes...

W!MBLEDON
05-05-2008, 09:26 AM
i changed it, it's more like michael llodra's now, but i'm right handed

i was having really bad pains in my shoulder while serving today at training so i made it more like sharapova's serve at the us open last year, didn't have any backswing at all

Clashcityrocker
05-18-2008, 01:57 PM
mine is a combination of braasch and coria/dementieva i think