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post #181 of 261 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 02:35 PM
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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Wimbledon needs to use Queen's Club grass.

Grass also needs a ATP 1000. Please make it

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week before Queens: Halle ATP 250
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Then we'll get a 6 week grass court season on fast courts.
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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

Yes So many passing winners for almost no reason
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nostalgiatards want to believe that is the so called homogenization of the courts or players not being able to play s&v is the reason this style of play is dead when in fact its disappearance is just a natural part of the evolution of tennis. players are not willing to play serve and volley because they know it won't work on the superior players of this day and age, ask lodra. a complete baseliner with a decent return will always beat the best serve and volleyer in any era under any circumstances. now being the fat slobs you are who have never picked up a racket i don't expect you to understand what professional top players have understood for so many years now but at least have some respect for the game and its players, shut the fuck up.
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Bring back the donnay and dunlop wood racquets. This will slow the game down, and more players will develop the stones to approach the net. The current reality demonstrates that technological "progress" is bad for the game. It is not progress. In hockey, goalie pads are limited to a certain size, in football, you can't you stick 'em to improve your grip. In tennis, there are no rules for designing equipment. Modern racquets generate too much speed and power--get rid of them.

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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

the slowing of the courts on average is like bringing a gun to a national park, clearing out all the eagles on site and expecting the rodents not to multiply...

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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

People taking ossie and topspindoctor seriously, come on.

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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

Yes, S&V is for mugs
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the slowing of the courts on average is like bringing a gun to a national park, clearing out all the eagles on site and expecting the rodents not to multiply...
A rather colourful illustration to the current situation in tennis.

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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

Serve and volley takes much more skill and talent than playing at the baseline. It's easy enough to be a dirtballing mug like Nadal, who can now succeed on every surface all year round due to the biased slowing of the courts by the ATP. I and many others am sick of watching 24/7 dull dirtballing rubbish and brainless hardcourt ball-bashing.
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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Wimbledon needs to use Queen's Club grass.

Grass also needs a ATP 1000. Please make it

2 weeks before Queens: Newport ATP 250
week before Queens: Halle ATP 250
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Wimbledon

Then we'll get a 6 week grass court season on fast courts.
And how do you propose this to happen again? Move Wimbledon to the end of July and RG to the beginning of May. Not happening, son.


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And how do you propose this to happen again? Move Wimbledon to the end of July and RG to the beginning of May. Not happening, son.
There may be some scope to move RG if they move the location of the tourney. Ultimately though I think a significant rejigging of the ATP calendar will be in order to deal with the extended grass court season.

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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

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Serve and Volley on consistent basis has no place in the modern game. It should be used a surprise way to catch your opponent off guard to win points, not mindlessly rush the net even after second serves. I am glad S&V is dead so real tennis fans can enjoy real tennis.
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Serve and Volleyers - An endangered species?

I've been thinking lately about the decline in the serve and volley game over the last few years and was trying to think of a proper list of serve and volleyers left in today's game. I can only think of Michael Llodra and Ivan Navarro. Anyone able to think of any others?

Nicolas Kiefer

Benjamin Becker

Michael Russell

Iván Navarro
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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

Feliciano Lopez is probably the closest thing to those players in the top flight.
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