Murray's Twitch Take On Underarm Serve: 'It's Completely Legitimate'
“It’s quite interesting because always when that happens, the commentators and the pundits start going, ‘Is it disrespectful to hit an underarm serve?’… and I don’t understand it,” Murray said. “I don’t understand why that should be disrespectful if players are going to stand six, seven metres behind the baseline to return the serve. I think it’s a completely legitimate play and I think as we’ve seen, it actually has been at times pretty successful.”
Murray added that he believes players only use the tactic when they feel they can gain an advantage in a point with it.
“It’s not like players are doing it just to mess around or make fun of the opponent,” Murray said. “It’s used as a legitimate tactic when players are standing that far behind the baseline.”
“It’s also not that easy to do it," Monfils said.
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