Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen? - Page 5 - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 11:23 PM
Registered User
 
leng jai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oxford (at heart)
Age: 29
Posts: 24,344
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

30+ shot rallies used to be rare and fun to watch because of that. These days they're far too common even on hard court. How many of the shots in the really actually had a purpose? Over half of them are rally/junk balls which could have been avoided if someone had the balls to take the initiative.

WARNING: This signature may contain extreme traces of bullying and glory hunting
TOMMY HASS
0 slams () and 0 finals
0 consecutive weeks at world no. 1
0 consecutive Laureus World Sports Awards
0 times qualified for YEC
3-13 H2H against Rogi Featherer
0-5 H2H against Rafito Nadal
Career low ranking: 1,241 (26.06.1995)
0 fake mullets flaunted in Roland Garros finals.
0 double bagels consumed against Raonic on grass
1 first name in common with Tommy Robredo
leng jai is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 11:56 PM
Registered Fed fan
 
Kat_YYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,703
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

it's fine to have some matches like this; that's what the clay season is for. But why on hard courts? Why all the time?

Roger Federer * Greatest Of All Time
Kat_YYZ is offline  
post #63 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:01 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Age: 37
Posts: 1,233
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

nice to see bitter fans of lesser players complaining, there must be something to it.
munZe konZa is offline  
post #64 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:19 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Age: 37
Posts: 1,233
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by leng jai View Post
30+ shot rallies used to be rare and fun to watch because of that. These days they're far too common even on hard court. How many of the shots in the really actually had a purpose? Over half of them are rally/junk balls which could have been avoided if someone had the balls to take the initiative.
I like aces as well , I just don't like them in every game.
munZe konZa is offline  
post #65 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:34 AM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Paris
Age: 26
Posts: 6,118
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

For you Nole fan
Gagsquet is offline  
post #66 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:39 AM
Registered User
 
Hewitt =Legend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Portugal (at heart)
Posts: 10,504
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat_YYZ View Post
it's fine to have some matches like this; that's what the clay season is for. But why on hard courts? Why all the time?
Because this is what the ATP/ITF wants. They are adhering to the casual tennis fan that doesn't know any better. Revenue is through the roof and this is all that matters to them. Just like any other business in the world I guess...

Life is an orange and you're just a little pip.

Ol' Rusty Hewitt - Keeping me moist since 1998.

B-Nard4Lyfe.

BoGaNtiLIdiE.
Hewitt =Legend is offline  
post #67 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 12:48 AM
Registered User
 
Looner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 13,258
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by munZe konZa View Post
nice to see bitter fans of lesser players complaining, there must be something to it.
And who allowed you to use a computer. I thought you needed a brain to use such a device.

In all seriousness, this final was plain boring for most of the points except when Novak decided to step it up.
Looner is offline  
post #68 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 02:16 AM
Registered User
 
FairWeatherFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 970
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Articles like this are why they've slowed down the courts in the first place.
FairWeatherFan is offline  
post #69 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 02:55 AM
the pirate queen.
 
Pirata.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: usa
Age: 28
Posts: 13,370
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tektonac View Post
maybe not the best but at the fedfarts drowning in their own hate and misery ...
Fed is the best player of this past decade and arguably of all time, we really have nothing to be hateful or miserable about

Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: The Evoulution of a Handshake
federer ferrer wawrinka raonic flopez istomin mannarino pospisil
verdasco

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuitYerWhining View Post
Ever trolled, ever failed, no matter.
Post again, troll again, troll harder.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay Death View Post
mods drag this thread outside and have several spotted hyenas shit on it for 4 straight days. you may have to bribe the hyenas but they will shit on it.
Pirata. is offline  
post #70 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 03:04 AM
the pirate queen.
 
Pirata.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: usa
Age: 28
Posts: 13,370
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by FairWeatherFan View Post
Articles like this are why they've slowed down the courts in the first place.
Sad, but true.

Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: The Evoulution of a Handshake
federer ferrer wawrinka raonic flopez istomin mannarino pospisil
verdasco

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuitYerWhining View Post
Ever trolled, ever failed, no matter.
Post again, troll again, troll harder.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay Death View Post
mods drag this thread outside and have several spotted hyenas shit on it for 4 straight days. you may have to bribe the hyenas but they will shit on it.
Pirata. is offline  
post #71 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 03:07 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5,118
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pirata. View Post
Fed is the best player of this past decade and arguably of all time, we really have nothing to be hateful or miserable about

This x99999
atennisfan is offline  
post #72 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 03:09 AM
Registered User
 
Slice Winner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,440
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Watching Montpellier makes me remember that tennis can actually be fun to watch sometimes.

They have this special new part of the scoring system there. Apparently you are able to gain points by hitting the ball past your opponent! They say it's called a 'winning shot', but I think it'll need to be shortened to catch on.
Slice Winner is offline  
post #73 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 03:54 AM
Registered User
 
Yolita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mexico
Posts: 3,151
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

This kind of tennis is very compelling to a wider audience. The ratings for the AO final were among the highest for a sporting event on Australia's channel 7, almost 2 million people watched it. But what's most impressive is that at 1.30 am 1.6 million were still watching. Many people outside the sport have been attracted to this power-tennis because of the drama and the intensity of the duel.

Of course it's a matter of taste, but I prefer watching rallies than a series of aces in which you win by not letting the opponent touch the ball. I believe some people find that kind of tennis terribly exciting.

Aren't we lucky that we have players for all tastes?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC
Yolita is online now  
post #74 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 04:19 AM
.
 
rocketassist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 29,081
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yolita View Post
This kind of tennis is very compelling to a wider audience. The ratings for the AO final were among the highest for a sporting event on Australia's channel 7, almost 2 million people watched it. But what's most impressive is that at 1.30 am 1.6 million were still watching. Many people outside the sport have been attracted to this power-tennis because of the drama and the intensity of the duel.

Of course it's a matter of taste, but I prefer watching rallies than a series of aces in which you win by not letting the opponent touch the ball. I believe some people find that kind of tennis terribly exciting.

Aren't we lucky that we have players for all tastes?
WTA tards use this crap as their basis for their sycophantic diatribe, i.e. WTA isn't all-serve like the ATP. God help the future when people think reversing homogenization is gonna end up with Karlovic and Isner sharing the slams.

unbiased analyst extraordinaire
rocketassist is offline  
post #75 of 381 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 05:54 AM
Registered User
 
Shinoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: My Flag
Posts: 4,366
                     
Re: Article : Is this the best tennis we have ever seen?

I wanna see Novak play on the faster courts like the O2 arena or if we get lucky any more faster courts. I wanna see if he is really that good on all surfaces. Dont have much doubt about Nadal because he is close to pathetic on Faster surfaces.
Shinoj is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome