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Let's be honest. The guy should have 5 slams by now, but at the start of yesterday's match, something finally hit home. This guy always elects to receive when he wins the coin toss.

Not because he wants to put opponents under pressure with his great return game...

Simply because he sees every service game as an ordeal that he must somehow get through. And against good servers, it's like he's being sent to the gallows every time he steps up to the line, and aborts a toss, looking for a low-flying bird or spider-cam. "I must not be broken. "

The guy needs to realise that serving in a point is an advantage, and he's not being forced into walking on a tightrope made of liquorice.

Man up Andy, and hit your [email protected]!king serves.
 

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:lol:

its a good point.
 

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Copycat :rolleyes:
 

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Your a fucking idiot.
 

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Nadal does this all the time against Federer, no one calls him a coward because of this.

Some people like to feel like underdogs, its a mental approach thats not proven more or less successful than Federer's own approach.
 

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So he missed on 3 slam titles because he elects to receive when he wins the coin toss...

Hmmmm, okay, seems logical.
 

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Nadal does this all the time against Federer, no one calls him a coward because of this.

Some people like to feel like underdogs, its a mental approach thats not proven more or less successful than Federer's own approach.
Yes, but Rafa wins all the time.

It is mental for Andy, but the underdog thing hinders his game against the big boys now.

The rest of Andy's game is more attack-minded than ever, but he is still treating his service games like he is being forced to dismantle a bomb, blindfolded.
 

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So he missed on 3 slam titles because he elects to receive when he wins the coin toss...

Hmmmm, okay, seems logical.
No, he elects to receive because he is afraid to serve, especially against good servers.
 

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So he missed on 3 slam titles because he elects to receive when he wins the coin toss...

Hmmmm, okay, seems logical.
Also called the Start da Game theorem
 

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Murraytards shouldn't be very upset because Federer had the best serving day since RG-11 semi-final while Andy wasn't in Olympics-12 mode.
 

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Interesting notice. I always fail to see why players ever do it. They automatically put themselves under pressure towards the end of the set. Often seems decisive. Not only in this semi but also in Gasquet-Wawrinka (ok that match was long and it wasn't up to Stan, I just give an example of how much easier it is to break for the match...)
 

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Well choosing to go second yesterday was about as disastrous a decision as he could have made. But hindsight is 20/20.
 

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Yes Nadal does it too, but he got a different mindset. He isn't affraid, he just want's to break his opponents resistance right away.

True warrior mentality :cool:

Andy should pick serve first indeed, he is a great returner and will probably get chances on return sooner or later anyway. Also he is mentally not THAT strong so he is more likely to choke at 4:5, 5:6 if he serves to stay in the set/match.
 
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