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Nadal's average first serve speed for Wimbledon 2014:

Round 1 : 110 mph
Round 2 : 111 mph
Round 3 : 113 mph


Prediction : By the final, it will be over 117 mph (He did the same thing in 2011, where his second fastest was the semi, and fastest was the final at 118 mph).
 

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Not very fast. But he is an all-round player. No problem for King Rafa!
#RafaIsLoveRafaIsLife
 

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and variety
Yep.

Nadal does not like serving fast. He proved he can at the 2010 US Open and when challenged he's resorted to it several times, but later on, when asked why he hadn't kept on serving that fast regularly, he said that the faster he serves, the faster the ball is returned to him, preventing him from running around his backhand and dictate play with his forehand. He also claimed that serving that way had given him shoulder problems. Remember the 2011 Indian Wells final, when he could barely serve? From then on he stopped serving fast.
 

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he said that the faster he serves, the faster the ball is returned to him, preventing him from running around his backhand and dictate play with his forehand.
exactly, that's why he decided to serve a bit slower in the 2010 US Open final (116mph average 1st serve) after averaging 120mph for the other rounds.
 

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exactly, that's why he decided to serve a bit slower in the 2010 US Open final (116mph average 1st serve) after averaging 120mph for the other rounds.
Funny thing is that the following season he averaged over 120mph in his final there against Djokovic.

I guess he felt he had to try something to beat Nole.
 

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His best serves in Wimbledon come from 2010 and 2012.
 

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His best serves in Wimbledon come from 2010 and 2012.
Rafa was injured in 2012, how could he serve well that year? If he had 80% of his best service performance that day he'd have roasted Rosol already.:wavey:
 

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Funny thing is that the following season he averaged over 120mph in his final there against Djokovic.

I guess he felt he had to try something to beat Nole.
yeah Nadal played that match at the wrong tempo, lacked variety.
he may have been trying to end the points quickly because his foot was not great after the Del Potro match....
 

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oh look Nadaldoubleaccountbrokenrecord is back with the same flag proving once again how thick he is us but then again he is a Nadal fan
LOL well said, he thrives on Nadal's fluke victories like mucus on moisture. It's virtually impossible Nadal winning and Nadalrecord is not hyping him on forum. But I enjoy his clueless posts as comedy. LOL
 

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Dull has shit serve (bar USO 2010). His service game depends on his second shot (FH) and ability to hit it. Tha's why his serve is better on clay - he has more time to set up his FH and take control in rally.
 

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Nadal was broken a fair bit at this year's French Open. His service game looks better at Wimbledon.
Mental issue IMO. He was a shadow of himself the entire time post that AO final. Found himself vs Murray and barring that fiasco vs Brown in Halle, he's looked very good for the most part since then.
 

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Rafa was injured in 2012, how could he serve well that year? If he had 80% of his best service performance that day he'd have roasted Rosol already.:wavey:
He served like 20 aces in that match, the most of his career.:wavey:
 
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