September 8, 2012
Also, US Open Semis analysis =)
My question/comment concerns effective spin effects on serves. [It applies to both “kick” and “topspin” serves, but let’s stick with “kick” as we go on.] I believe that ability to hit an effective kick serve is directly related to ability to hit a fast serve. As stated in this article, the Magnus force increases as the square of velocity. Below some serve speed, a kick serve becomes ineffective; i.e., it differs infintesimally from a flat serve in terms of bounce height and direction. It follows that (a) effective kick serves are almost non-existent among club-doubles players (3.0-3.5 level players), (b) every club-doubles player can hit an ineffective (“lousy”) kick serve; (c) tennis websites are filled with questions from people asking “How can I hit a kick serve?” If my premise is correct, the proper answer is “You can’t.” Do you agree/disagree?
Definitely an amazing t-shirt
Djokovic wins over Berdych in the finals.
Good Analysis will. 3-0/3-1 Murray 3-0 Djokovic. As soon as Murray gets a set under his belt its over unless Berdych wins 2 of the first 3. I just see Murray being the superior match player if he gets ahead or level with no SB pressure. Aslong as Murray start neutralising the big attacks it should come good for him. Djokovic Ferrer is just a miss match on every shot. Djokovic does everything slightly better than Ferrer.
Nice quick analysis of today’s matches. T-shirt bar has been definitely raised to a new level.
I have a cat, so off course i love your t-shirt
Will: I hope you don’t wear that t- shirt in public!! Love, Mom
Coach should be closer than laser .
Billy Graham…. are you sure. LOL
Haha as soon as I watched the video I realized that. Hilarious. Two different guys. Billy and Graham. The order in which I said their names was perfect =)
I was waiting for someone to point that out. I was not disappointed.
Sorry, already have. See you for dinner tonight!
Tried to keep the analysis quick. I’m listening to feedback =)
Agreed. Thanks for sharing.
My best t-shirt says: If you want a soft serve, go to Dairy Queen !! Now that’s a fuuny shirt. By the way, my 8 year old son use to like your Mario shirts. Do you have any Sonic shirts?
Great shirt I have a Silver Sufer Galacticut shirts that rivals that. Good analysis i agree with Both Matches
Some might disagree that Murray has a better backhand and return of serve than Federer. That’s a stretch wouldn’t tou say. Maybe he has a better backhand hen Federer had in that one match but head to head clearly Fed is best.
No Sonic shirts at the moment. Could use some more Mario shirts. Played all those games as a kid.
Great analysis Will. I pick Murray and Djokovic to be in the final. Mainly for your comments of Murray’s backhand… Let’s see, if rían let them play today. I want Murray to win in the final.
Will,do you have twitter for in-running commentary?
Fed had a bad day. Berdych in 4.
Hi Novak. I’m more of a Facebook guy. Link to our page on the right.
The shirt’s from Threadless, right? What I want to know is how this awful wind affects the match-ups, besides hugely lowering the quality of tennis.
Probably helps Ferrer the most. He relies on power the least so the wind won’t take him off his game in that regard. Plus, Djokovic’s attack will be blunted, which obviously plays in Ferrer’s favor given his defensive skills.
I think Murray’s backhand is better, in large part because he handles power better. He keeps the ball deep more consistently than Federer does.
Oh nice =)
Murray winning would be huge. Definitely would like to see that.
Where the fuzzy yellow tennis balls tee shirt?
Our 2 Golden Retrievers were Jessica and Jackson…Jesse Jackson. I tried to remember to call them with Jackson’s name first.
I believe Murray will dethrone Djokovic and make him court jester, I was hoping I would be the one to do that however
Great call. Murray in 4. Just wish Fed could have pulled it out. I think sitting for so long hurt him, just like it hurt Nole at the 2011 French.
Don’t think Ferrer has a chance. Makes no impact on the top 4.
Murray in the final, I hope.
shirt …….. cool ……. if you’re 14 years old
Well, a deep subject, based on what I am seeing in the first set Djokovic isn’t dominating the first set. So I predict he will not end this in 3.
Good analysis, Will, as usual. I like the colors in the shirt but i think I’m still partial to the cactus shirt. It’s just funny.
Thank you, that was helpful. I never heard before that there was a right and wrong way to use the board.
Ferra in 4 the Joker plays a bad hand
This was called the $10,000 shot sequence that Hank Pfister first proposed perhaps 10 years ago…a strategy that most high-performance players are now taught to look for in a baseline rally. Love your analysis of these strategies and recognition of the backhand strengths that can counter this strategy. We call this looking for the forehand inside-out/inside-in “Fudging” and it works for all levels, as you mentioned. Thanks for solid analysis, as always, Will. David W. Smith
For the record Mr. Hamilton, that would be called a “Hipster Cat” not an “Emo” cat. Ftfy.
<3 The Pageant Professors
David is your father Bruce?
Damn, your prediction about Murray was right on the money-4 sets! Although I am not sure Djokovic is gonna win in straight sets(by the looks of the score before the match was postponed)but you never know!
Whoops my mistake! Won’t happen again.
Just turned 15… is it still cool?
Wow, you called it perfect with the Murray-Berdych match: 4 sets, Murray! IMpressive, Will!
Yes, did you know him?
I think djokovic will win in 4 sets. and great T shirt Will.
Yes I did. I have a couple of his bronzes from my time at the Denver CC (1973-79).I remember you as a young boy, hitting with your Dad and visiting your family home in Franktown. I then moved to the Pinery CC (1979-97) before moving home to Australia.
Will I need One of those T-shirts.. where should Pick it…. You where on Point with your analysis… Maaaaaaan! Thumbs-Up On that!
Thanks! A bit off the mark w/ Djokovic. Will blame that on the weather =)
Thanks Dave! Good to hear from you.
Geoff, wrong Bruce Smith! LOL…My dad was 1983 CA Tennis Coach of the Year and Runner-up National Tennis Coach of the year. I grew up in Southern California and my father and I coached one of the most successful high school tennis teams in the U.S. Sorry we are not the same “Smith’s” you were thinking!
Crazy tshirt! Enjoy your stuff. Thanks man. Go Bryans forever!
I love the shirt. Anything can make me laugh this much can’t be bad.
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