That serve has been an anomaly in his career thus far. I wouldn't plan on seeing it again.
He altered his technique pretty significantly around that time, but has seemingly since gone back to the old style. I would assume it's due to discomfort, and from what his fans have said, it sounds like it went even further than that.
Nadal said that that serving technique would injure him if he did it all the time. I remember reading that he said he would go back to that technique sometimes when he played Djokovic only. Am I remembering correctly?
because that would be as unfair as if federer had djokovic's backhand
Originally Posted by BuckHuckleBuck
I look at Cameron and I see a walking void, not just sans morality, but sans vision, sans hope, sans thought. He's a grasping, hungry nothing clad in a suit. There's not even a will to power there, he lacks the blood-lust of a true Tory that at least marks them out as living creatures. The final execrable product of the machine-production of politicans for the media age. A hologram reading lines scripted by committee. A golem running on tabloid instructions. A focus-grouped ghost.
Originally Posted by Jamvol
but of course in terms of tennis IQ the difference between Murray and Berdych is comparable to a nobel prize winning physicist and a door.
I imagine if he did, he'd be very hard to defeat on any surface, not just clay.
I've often wondered this myself. His serving in the 2010 US Open really was a complete outlier to the rest of his career. I believe in that tourney his first serve averaged 119mph. In his second fastest serving tourney -- and there are several of them tied for second -- he averaged 116 mph.
Him serving faster in the 2010 USO was obviously a planned strategic move. And it worked out for him, which makes me wonder why he hasn't gone back to it. If it hurts his shoulder then just use it for the US Open, or even just certain matches in the US Open.