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sjeng schalken: the funniest service movement ever?

I saw him play for the first time vs. gonzalez. I'm sure he's a smashing bloke and everything, but the way he serves was really funny! his whole body seems so stiff and he's got a very peculiar expression on his face. it looked a bit unhealthy too.

still, well done, sjeng!
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2002, 11:56 AM
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hup sjeng! make us proud

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Beat, you should have seen him against Hewitt at Wimbledon. It was a five set match (including the only 2 sets Hewitt lost for the tournament)!
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I know!! He's sooo stiff!!!!!!!
His body doesn't even move when he's serving lol!
If he were 10 cm smaller, he'd have major problems with his serve I think! I mean, he's very lucky that he's kinda tall, coz otherwise he'd have to change his motion for sure.

So weird!
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It's true. He doesn't use that big frame of his at all to his advantage with that serve!

But I gotta love him. So very Zen out there most of the time. Poor guy, he's had some terribly heartbreaking losses in close, close matches.

So....Go Sjeng...all the way!
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Yeah, his serve is weird, but he's a nice guy

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2002, 01:13 PM
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Yeah, he has to be one of the most inflexible players ever! Everyone agrees what a nice guy he is though, and he's had some terrible problems in the past, and lived to see the other side.
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No Kapros beats him in that departement!
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He does have a weird service movement, but if you watch the rest of his play, you see it matches. It's just the way he moves, I guess.

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James also serves very stiff!

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They called Sjeng a "dead branch" on the news over here. LMAO
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I agree Linda, it's not only his service motion, it;s just his total game which is so unorthodox. But Go Sjeng!

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It's just all arm... no torque, no knee bend.... still, he's doing pretty well regardless and congratulations to him
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he DOES bend his knee... but backwards... oh, how his physiotherapist must suffer
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