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How do you handle a 149.75 mph serve

Posted on: March 7, 2008 8:45 am
Edited on: March 7, 2008 8:54 am
 
answer: 'with great difficulty'

that is what Rafael Nadal found out yesterday with Andy Roddick blistering his serve in to take a 7-6, 6-2 match.  Andy broke the tournament speed record.  Does anyone know if that is the land speed record or the air speed record?  Also, what is the fastest serve ever recorded for men and women?  Apparently this isn't it.

It was enough for Andy to take this match from Rafa.  When the other guy is serving that well, winning several games at love, you have to be almost perfect in your game to have a chance. It puts a lot of pressure on you to win your own serve. Roddick is still going to have his hands full today with Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic. He won't be able to do it with a big serve alone. Andy says he learned from his departed coach Jimmy Connors. He is going to need all the weapons he can get. Show us the Connors backhand Andy and we will believe.
Category: Tennis
Tags: Connors, Roddick
 
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Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2008 9:14 pm
 

How do you handle a 149.75 mph serve

Well, Andy didn't disappoint.  Its still early but it looks like Andy is off to a great start.  What about Rajah having Mono?  How long will that make a difference?  What can Andy do to finally beat this guy?  How about play fabulous?



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2008 1:39 pm
 

How do you handle a 149.75 mph serve

How about that!  Now Andy handles Novak.  It just goes to show you if someone will just get the Rajah out of the way Andy can win.  Of course it is still possible for him to drop the final to Lopez.  That would be a crime.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2008 9:56 am
 

How do you handle a 149.75 mph serve

Nadal has no chance against a serve that deadly. Put 149.75 is nothing for Roddick which is scary to think that if he is on his game that he'll be blistering them in the 150s. The fastest serve in history is a 155 mph serve by none other then Roddick himself. The record for women in case you wondering is 130 by Brenda Schultz-McCarthy.

Is this the return of the Golden Child Andy Roddick or will all of the US have its heart broken again. It seems like Andy shows flashes of greatness every year and can't build off of it. He is still the best chance the Americans have at winning titles and it seems as if the hopes of a nation are still resting on his shoulders im just wondering if he can handle it and continue to play at this level. You are right today will be the match to see if he has turned a corner.



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