Re: How Different Would Tennis be if Nick Bollettieri never started his academy?
I think so. He hasn't enjoyed as much success in recent years as he did in the early nineties with Seles, Agassi, Courier, and Pierce (I'm sure there is someone who I'm missing, was Capriati from Nick's?), but I think he's had a definite impact on the game. He's acknowledged such on several occasions.
Not sure if you can define exactly what would be different, but I believe the tour (both) would be a little more apt in the volley department if you know what I mean, and I've often wondered myself how much he's really skewed the sport...
If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?
My favorite Federer and Nadal quotes following their 2008 Wimbledon final:
“But right now, it’s not much of a how do you say? a feel-good thing.”
"In the last game, I didn't see nothing. The true, I wasn't see nothing, no?"