Originally Posted by EliSter
His return to be honest always sucked badly. Tho is even worse now. But his serve is much better then before
I can agree with many things you said in that post but not with that :
- most important : "his serve is much better then before" : no this summer Fed's serve has played a marginal role in his results, in Wimbledon he had approximately the same number of unreturned serves as Djokovic in their match and he had nearly half of Murray's unreturned serves in the final ; in Cincy, his groundgame was very good and played the biggest role in his success although his return was bad. Generally speaking his serve has not declined with time, it's true, sometimes it's better, sometimes it's worse, but this summer he has not served especially well, in Cincy the surface is quick and his second shots were very good ;
- Fed's return used to be one of the best of the game, not as great as Djokovic's and Murray's, but one of the best on Tour, esp. on first serve one of the very best ones.