Dent blasts off Youzhny 6-3 6-3

03-25-2004, 05:36 PM
n the funny thing is he din serve any ace while his opponent got 2...

03-25-2004, 07:25 PM
I know.... no aces!? But he actually served nearly 70% first serves.

Still 5 DFs though so he's still gonna be lucky to pull out some of these matches.

03-25-2004, 07:29 PM
So he's serving at 70% first serves with no aces (which rather suggests he's rolling the serve in), but still manages to produce 5 doubles? Very weird indeed. Regarding the serve, his issues have issues, it's safe to say.

03-25-2004, 07:37 PM
I watched Dent played Blake in IW on TV. Dent always had big 2nd serve. Like Sampras but not as good as Sampras. So, it doesn't matter how his 1st serve is, he tends to have many DFs in his matches.

03-25-2004, 07:49 PM
exactly, Lee... he just goes for it on his second serve and he doesn't have the kick/slider that people like Pete and Andy do that allows them to be accurate and get that serve in even with good pace.

03-25-2004, 07:55 PM
Oh, I know he goes for both serves normally, but when someone does try to really hit both the first and second you don't expect them to have such a high first serve percentage, just because they're forcing so much on the first. But heigh-ho, who knows what's going on with Dent's serve at the moment?

03-25-2004, 07:59 PM
Any body else notice the noise that Dent makes when he serves he is like "llleeaaahh" haha it's so weird...even more weird than the Willaims sisters says "mmaaaaaa" or Maria Sharapove saying "beeeee"

03-25-2004, 08:05 PM
That's why I like him so much - it sounds something like "Eeeeya-HAAAAAHHHHH!!!!"

03-25-2004, 08:05 PM
haha that's it, that's the one!!

03-25-2004, 08:20 PM
But heigh-ho, who knows what's going on with Dent's serve at the moment?

Well see, that's the thing. HE says he does... but.... clearly, he does not. lmfao.

03-25-2004, 08:28 PM
Dent :woohoo:

03-25-2004, 08:31 PM
Dent/Bjorkman, should be a good one!

J. Corwin
03-25-2004, 10:13 PM
good win. how much better he will be if he improves of his serve.