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Who has the best serve?

Roger Federer
7
32%
Ivo Karlovic
6
27%
Andy Roddick
6
27%
Someone else (please specify)
3
14%
 
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby Richou » 09 Aug 2009, 07:24

btaylor wrote:This forum is approaching a new level of sheer ignorance when you are told that your OPINION is WRONG... :roll:


lololol, fine, ur opinion is fine and valid. however, in reality, Karlovic has a better serve, which is plain to see if u watch any of his matchs, in which his first serve is virtually unreturnable, where as federers while being incredibly good, just cant match that
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby Togtdyalttai » 09 Aug 2009, 07:31

I think a good way to put it is like this: what would Federer be like if he had Karlovic's serve? The answer there would be that he probably wouldn't have lost a match in his career. And give Dr. Ivo Federer's? He wouldn't be an intimidating force anymore, and he sure as heck wouldn't be able to hold as easily as he usually does.
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby btaylor » 09 Aug 2009, 11:46

First of all, Richou and Togt, I NEVER said that Federer had the best serve...I was simply responding to Gavbo's statement about others' opinion of Fed's backhand...

Seems we may have gotten a little off-topic there for the moment... :roll:

For the record, after further consideration, while it's NOT my opinion that Fed has the BEST serve, the BEST backhand, the BEST volley, or even the BEST forehand...It IS my opinion that he's had the best total PACKAGE (cetainly among active players) and it's what has kept him at the top of the game for so many years... :wink:

Maybe we should start a topic about what any of the above strokes have done to further enhance players rankings and/or careers...(think #1 rankings and Grand-Slam titles 8-))
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby S.Williamz » 09 Aug 2009, 12:38

Federer definitely has NOT got the best serve...Karlovic and Roddick have much better serves. Federer may have the most skillful(placement, spins) serve however in terms of efficiency there are better serves. Just imagine if Federer had Roddick's serve, nobody could ever touch him. lol
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby Togtdyalttai » 09 Aug 2009, 20:58

btaylor wrote:First of all, Richou and Togt, I NEVER said that Federer had the best serve...I was simply responding to Gavbo's statement about others' opinion of Fed's backhand...

Seems we may have gotten a little off-topic there for the moment... :roll:

For the record, after further consideration, while it's NOT my opinion that Fed has the BEST serve, the BEST backhand, the BEST volley, or even the BEST forehand...It IS my opinion that he's had the best total PACKAGE (cetainly among active players) and it's what has kept him at the top of the game for so many years... :wink:

Maybe we should start a topic about what any of the above strokes have done to further enhance players rankings and/or careers...(think #1 rankings and Grand-Slam titles 8-))


That's definitely true. Great way to put it.
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby G.Simon » 10 Aug 2009, 14:37

how people can you say that federer had the best serve ?
if it was true he should win more service game than Karlovic and Roddick cause he is better on the baseline .
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby TTennisfan » 10 Aug 2009, 14:51

G.Simon wrote:how people can you say that federer had the best serve ?
if it was true he should win more service game than Karlovic and Roddick cause he is better on the baseline .


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Roddick :lol:
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby G.Simon » 10 Aug 2009, 15:51

TTennisfan wrote:52 or 53 aces at Wimbledons final :bounce: against who? who?

Roddick :lol:


it's 50 and it's not so great for 38 service games .
Federer had a great serve but he's just not the best .
Tsonga got a better one too :whistle:
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby oohzuzana » 12 Aug 2009, 12:50

John Isner!
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby Richou » 12 Aug 2009, 13:42

Put it this way, on ATPtennis.com they quizzed a couple of tennis players, and almost everyone said that they hated to play Dr.Ivo because theyre left feeling helpless against his serve.
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby Togtdyalttai » 12 Aug 2009, 19:08

oohzuzana wrote:John Isner!


Isner might be better off the ground, but his serve is simply an inferior version of Dr. Ivo's (his 2nd might be better though).
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Re: Who has the best serve?

Postby AdrianMannarino » 20 Aug 2009, 16:54

Ivo Karlovic :D
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