The most important shot in men’s tennis
Given the vanishing serve and volleyer in the sport today, which shot can make the largest difference to a player's success?
As tennis gets played more from the baseline—as opposed to the serve-and-volley game played till the late 1990s—the control of the point has quietly shifted to the player who’s at the receiving end of the serve. Still, the serve remains the stroke that can yield maximum control, if played well, because that’s the start of the point.
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