Second serve dilemma.
Posted by tennisplanet on September 7, 2010
Shouldn’t there be some kind of freaking penalty for not being able to return a second freaking serve – unless it’s Sampras across the net? And that penalty should move up couple of notches when the stupidity occurs at critical juncture(s).
It’s a second freaking serve. How much freaking mysterious can it get? And if it is a slider painting the lines and carries heat, you can understand. But players today are routinely failing to get the ball across in their attempt to add extra mustard on it. Wouldn’t it be better to first get the ball in, specially on big points instead of risking not starting the point at all? It’s the same reason I find an unforced error on match point beyond preposterous.
How many times have even the best players made a mess of a routine shot? Federer at Wimbledon, at Madrid this year………you name it. Doesn’t that point to making your opponent hit another shot a better proposition than attempting to craft out a nasty return while gambling everything on it? If you lose the point that way, isn’t that far better to stomach?