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Who are some players with weird/stupid service motions?

tommyg6
07-17-2012, 07:30 PM
For me, I think guys like Dolgopolov, Mayer, Baghdatis have really dumb looking service motions.

The Prince
07-17-2012, 07:35 PM
Pippo :lol:

Lugburz
07-17-2012, 07:41 PM
Cervenak's pre-serve thingy :p

Hypnotize
07-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Roddick's serve may be big but it looks weird.

Burrow
07-17-2012, 07:57 PM
For me, I think guys like Dolgopolov, Mayer, Baghdatis have really dumb looking service motions.

What's weird about Baghdatis' service action?

tommyg6
07-17-2012, 07:59 PM
What's weird about Baghdatis' service action?

I don't like the form. its look so "go for broke" looking.

Dolgopolov's motion looks there's no motion to it

Mayer's motion looks like there's so much swing going into it. Dumb.

bleu_cheese
07-17-2012, 08:02 PM
Troicki for me. Cilic as well has an awkward looking serve.

Roger the Dodger
07-17-2012, 08:03 PM
Bhupati

Allez
07-17-2012, 08:07 PM
Kohli's looks weird (not stupid) but it's one of my faves :hearts: Dolgo's always makes me laugh :lol:

tommyg6
07-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Troicki for me. Cilic as well has an awkward looking serve.

Cilic is a good one. He should consider changing his serve. It looks dumb as hell and painful looking.

Freak3yman84
07-17-2012, 08:15 PM
Do retired players count? Because Karsten Braasch would belong at the top...
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Henry Chinaski
07-17-2012, 08:15 PM
kohlschreiber has a camp service motion somehow.

all the guys with really low or really high ball tosses looks weird to me; dolgo, navarro, montanes...soderling, hrbaty

then there's cilic with his ridiculous back arch. painful to watch

Nixer
07-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Simon, Granollers, Wawrinka, Tomic

JMG
07-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Andi Beck has one of the ugliest service motions.

Arakasi
07-17-2012, 08:45 PM
Bozoljac

Federer in 2
07-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Malisse, Nadal, Roddick

Vinceremo
07-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Rogier Wassen! Montanes' is also a bit weird, very quick motion.

Honzicekkk
07-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Why didn't someone mention Ignatik's serve? Is really, really UGLY...Dolgopolov actually has pretty smart service motion, very difficult to read his serve direction with that low toss...I kinda like it :)

And, of course, Filippo Volandri :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYzCxeXyaVk

vojomocart
07-17-2012, 09:08 PM
Trocki has one hell of weird serve.
Roddick is one of a kind- many people try to emulate it but that is not possible!
In the past Ivanisevic had very complicated and weird motion- though he was a hell of a server.

Hypnotize
07-17-2012, 09:13 PM
Ivanisevic had one of the ugliest serves in his day. I used to laugh at his stance before the ball toss.

Mr.Michael
07-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Martina Navratilova's former mixed doubles partner, Barry Gibb, had a really weird and ugly serve. Check it out on YouTube: Barry Gibb playing tennis love and hope.

Jay Berger was really weird too.

Dougie
07-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Trocki has one hell of weird serve.
Roddick is one of a kind- many people try to emulate it but that is not possible!
In the past Ivanisevic had very complicated and weird motion- though he was a hell of a server.

Actually Ivanisevic´s position when starting his service was a bit unconventional, but the motion itself was not complicated at all.

Roger the Dodger
07-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Has there ever been a player in the open-era who could serve without tossing the ball two-three feet high? Kind of like the black and white videos where they show the ball being just pushed over with the net with a half-lob. Just asking.

Henry Chinaski
07-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Why didn't someone mention Ignatik's serve? Is really, really UGLY...Dolgopolov actually has pretty smart service motion, very difficult to read his serve direction with that low toss...I kinda like it :)


it's difficult to read because opponents are caught unaware when it actually goes in

Burrow
07-17-2012, 09:36 PM
Ivanisevic had one of the ugliest serves in his day. I used to laugh at his stance before the ball toss.

I think the complete opposite. Incredible service action. My favourite along with El Aynaoui, Safin and Federer.

RForever
07-17-2012, 10:06 PM
Dolgopolov... And Hrbaty with his 15 feet toss, always expecting warning for breaking the time rules.

mooncreek
07-17-2012, 10:08 PM
Cilic's looks painful. Troicki's looks like a cross between Ivanisevic's and a volleyball player.

tangerine_dream
07-17-2012, 10:22 PM
Dolgopolov will end up in the hospital if he keeps serving crazyshit like that.

Orange Wombat
07-17-2012, 11:06 PM
Matosevic

Freak3yman84
07-18-2012, 12:10 AM
Oops, sorry. Brian Battistone takes the cake :haha: :lol:
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Edda
07-18-2012, 12:28 AM
Weird, but successful: Fabrice Santoro
Weird and unsuccessful: Elena Dementieva

Orange Wombat
07-18-2012, 01:12 AM
Oops, sorry. Brian Battistone takes the cake :haha: :lol:
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:haha::haha: That can't possibly work every single time. And WTF? was that racket???:cuckoo::silly:

Battistone is GOAT

BK 201
07-18-2012, 01:21 AM
Roddick's serve may be big but it looks weird.

It's just abbreviated.

NYMIKE
07-18-2012, 02:07 AM
Is that racket even legal? Also how does he hit a forehand with that? I bet a two handed backhand.

HKz
07-18-2012, 02:10 AM
I never liked Yuki Bhambri's serve.

FlameOn
07-18-2012, 02:29 AM
Cilic. A shame as I like his groundies especially backhand :drool:.

Whiznot
07-18-2012, 02:42 AM
Dolgopolov's serve looks like a wind-up toy on speed. Crazy as hell.

How about John McEnroe for truly bizarre and beautiful service motion that managed to rule tennis before he became a druggie.

Freak3yman84
07-18-2012, 02:44 AM
:haha::haha: That can't possibly work every single time. And WTF? was that racket???:cuckoo::silly:

Battistone is GOAT

Is that racket even legal? Also how does he hit a forehand with that? I bet a two handed backhand.

Yeah he hits that serve every time. I've seen him live :D. It actually gets him a lot of free points. And yeah that racket is legal, and he can hit forehands and backhands on both sides. It's pretty crazy lol.

BroTree123
07-18-2012, 03:00 AM
Federer.

tommyg6
08-08-2012, 10:47 PM
was watching Troicki vs. Raonic match the other day and I have to say, Troicki's service motion looks weird as hell. Stupid actually and goofy.

I don't know how Troicki made the pro ranks with a service motion like his.

Sanya
08-08-2012, 10:50 PM
Troicki wins this with a huge gap.

Nixer
08-09-2012, 07:19 AM
Is that racket even legal? Also how does he hit a forehand with that? I bet a two handed backhand.

He claims to hit forehands from both wings, but actually (at least what I've seen in highlights) he plays 2 backhands with it.

Lopez
08-09-2012, 07:38 AM
Oops, sorry. Brian Battistone takes the cake :haha: :lol:
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Yeah, Brian Battistone has more like a volleyball serve. That thing is borderline illegal though in my opinion.

Ivan Navarro has a very weird one but he doesn't play as much ATP events as he did a few years back.

Troicki is a clear pick and Dolgopolov as well. Though these guys can actually get some speed on the serve, despite how it looks. Filippo Volandri has an ugly serve and ineffective to boot.

Raferminator
08-09-2012, 08:17 AM
What, no one has chosen Lorenzi's peculiar and amateurish serve yet? Paolo Lorenzi's Serve is just bizarrely unsettling, but not strange enough to be very effective or worry an opponent. First it looks like he is going to just hold the ball out there and hit it ala an amateur with shoulder issues before he begins his actual contorted and spastic toss motion:

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MinioNole
08-09-2012, 09:44 AM
Dolgopolov hands down. Haha. His serve is so weird.

Alex999
08-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Federer.
well, it's not as bad as Bartoli ;)

Time Violation
08-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Btw, how did they develop these motions? It looks neither comfortable nor effective for some if not most of them, especially Cilic looks like he's going to break his own back, surely his coach had to do something about it early on? :)

Sommarsverige
08-09-2012, 10:10 AM
For me by far Christian Lindell!

He has such a weird serve.

ogbg
08-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Oops, sorry. Brian Battistone takes the cake :haha: :lol:
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we have a winner

Freak3yman84
07-23-2013, 08:05 PM
Mate Pavic is in blue. He lifts his racquet and the ball above his head before bringing it down and serving :lol:

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Ikaron
07-23-2013, 08:09 PM
Battistone :facepalm:

Dead Net Cord
07-23-2013, 09:10 PM
Delbonis, Christian Harrison

lidal
07-23-2013, 09:37 PM
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Whiznot
07-24-2013, 01:50 AM
Mayer and Dolgopolov.

Kyle_Johansen
07-24-2013, 02:31 AM
I always feel uncomfortable watching Cilic serve.

TropicalSunset
07-24-2013, 02:35 AM
Nadull's serve before 08

Luinir
07-24-2013, 06:44 AM
Daniel Brands.

Absolute Anthropoid
07-24-2013, 07:10 AM
Granollers

Rychu
07-24-2013, 10:20 AM
Mugrin's serve :facepalm:
Mayer's got all the weirdest shots so it's a no-brainer
Dolgopolov :haha:
Honorary mention: Djokovic milion bounces before the motion