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Video: Patrick Mouratoglou analyzes changes in Nadal's serve

Chris Chase
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Busted Racquet contributor Patrick Mourtaoglou, a famed French tennis coach who has worked with stars like Aravane Rezai and Marcos Baghdatis, recently produced a video which analyzes the serve of world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

There's some great stuff in this short video. Mourtaoglou details how Nadal's serve was a weakness early in his tennis career (and he has the clips from Rafa's junior career to prove it) and breaks down the step-by-step changes Rafa has made over the past few years (some good, some bad). The subtle bent-elbow technique that Rafa and Uncle Toni developed this summer in preparation for the U.S. Open aided in Rafa's first win in New York.

One day I hope to make a similar video that breaks down the ever-changing length of Nadal's shorts. He went from John Stockton circa 1987 in the first clip to 1994 Chris Webber in the second.

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