Viktor Troicki

Jared Donaldson's visit to the 'serve doctor' still paying off at the U.S. Open

Jared Donaldson's visit to the 'serve doctor' still paying off at the U.S. Open

Father and son met father and son on a tennis court one day in Orange County.

The question: How much “surgery” was required for the youngster’s serve? Jared Donaldson had recently turned 17 and his father, Courtney Donaldson, brought him to see Phil Dent and his son Taylor Dent.

This made sense because the Dents were widely respected for their serving ability on the pro tour. In fact, Taylor Dent, 35, still holds the Wimbledon record for the fastest serve recorded at the tournament, hitting one 148 mph  in 2010. And Phil Dent, 66, is known as the “serve doctor.”

“We walked out on the court,” Courtney said. “[Taylor]...

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