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Re: When did you first think serve and volley tennis was dying out?

Wimbledon 2001 was serve and volley's last hurrah.

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Re: When did you first think serve and volley tennis was dying out?

I did not know players used to play like that until I saw "Wimbledon Classics".
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1920s when Suzanne Lenglen got going, she rarely serve-volleyed and it's been downhill ever since.
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Nadull's appearance on tour was the knockout blow.

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Re: When did you first think serve and volley tennis was dying out?

Similar question today on tennis dot com

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I think there’s some truth in the courts being slowed, and also in the power of the players. ATP stringer Nate Ferguson, who does the racquets for all of the top guys, dates the end of the volley to a specific match: Sampras vs. Kuerten, semifinals, ATP Masters Cup, Lisbon, 2000. He says he watched Kuerten, the pioneer of the polyester string, put his passing shots at Sampras’s feet and wondered if the volley was dead forever. He’s wasn’t all that far off.
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Re: When did you first think serve and volley tennis was dying out?

S&V only works against mugs nowadays. Besides its too predictable and opponents will figure you out after a while.
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it died out when players started hitting passing shots properly.
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S&V is boring. Good riddance.

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When Roger Federer started dominating.
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it died out when players started hitting passing shots properly.
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Nadull's appearance on tour was the knockout blow.
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Re: When did you first think serve and volley tennis was dying out?

If Agassi and Sampras had played with today's equipment, I think their h2h record would have been reversed.
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If Agassi and Sampras had played with today's equipment, I think their h2h record would have been reversed.
I think so too. Slower surfaces combined with new strings would make Agassi an even more monstrous returner. Sampras would not be able to serve his way out of trouble.
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agassi kept changing to the latest equipment through out his career while sampras stuck to his wilson prostaff original stick of the 80s through out his career even until his last professional match in 2002 the us open final, only slight modifications were in his string guage to suit different surfaces.......
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