Great job, Suzuki & Iwabuchi!
Good luck tomorrow!
watching suzuki play is fantastic. i love his net rushing skills and anticipation.
Its a pity that this generation of players doesnt have a sampras-type who could play enough from the back to stay competetive in these conditions but still be successful at net.
i was not a fan of 90's tennis because everyone played the same way. But if we had a few of them - like rafter, sampras in this generation. Tennis would be in a golden age.
I love diversity in tennis, so I agree with what you've said.
In Japan, Wimbledon is still the only slam you can watch on free-to-air TV, and most players and tennis pundits still seem to think serve and volleying is the way to go. While I suspect there are/were some players who would've done better had they opted to play mainly from the baseline, Suzuki is a prime example who has made the most of his potential as a serve & volleyer. Too bad he lacks consistency and has never cracked top 100. (His best ranking to date is 101)