It is a shame to see tennis being played today with hardly any strategy or tactics. Everyone just goes out and hits from the baseline. I don't want to hear any bullshit about the court speed and racquet technology playing a factor in why players just stay on the baseline and swing away like they are on crack ice cocaine!
why did Setsampras make such an obvious double account? is this allowed???
and of course it's probably a combination of both. any skill, even if techonology does not improve, tactics do. players today are in better shape, have better nutrition habits, and know more than ever about how to hit angles and how to end rallies and improve the serve and so on and so forth.
but there is no denying the racquets today and furthermore, the strings today, make it much easier to hit 'big' and go for it than in the past. not to mention the insane spin that is now possible for the likes of tennis players (the guy on my sig in particular)