Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: Canadian Genie Bouchard reaches Wimbledon final
In the end for the long term, other than the amazing world record holder fast serving Andy Roddick, huge servers don't go to the top ten in tennis nor do they stay there. Roscoe Tanner also did well and people though his huge serve would easily propel him to #1 but it didn't.
I remember seeing so-called tennis legends in the making get only so far with a big serve because few had the skills to know how to work long rallies or switch between net game and power baselining.
You can have a pretty fast serve like Sampras, Djokovic, or Federer but most of your points will still be won on what you can do after that serve. Cilic does have a great baseline game and may win a French Open for that, but the all court stamina players will still hold the top spots like they always have.
Djokovic is still #1 where he will finish at the top again and make a run next for 8 Grand Slams with hopefully 130 weeks total at #1 for career. His versatility makes him perhaps the best of all time, especially in an era where he had Nadal and Federer and Murray to deal with, and Cilic will probably never beat him and Nishikori won't do it again. Cilic and Nishikori have the goods to be long term top 5 players, like a Warwinka or Michael Chang, but not #1s.