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

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best version of federer imo

excellent at the baseline and at the net
i know he basically imploded at the majors

shame really- because had he made his breakthrough in 2002 he might have carried the s&v forward instead of abandoning it

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There's a difference between 'all-serve' guys and S/V players. Henman and Rafter are good examples, they had good serves but what made them so exciting was their approach play and amazing reactions up at the net. Guys like philippoussis, Goran etc were less exciting but those kind of guys are still around today, Isner the best example.

When people say they miss S/V they don't want it to dominate or anything, they just want a more even field where you can see different styles of tennis clashing. Thats the real beauty of the sport. I'd compare it to boxing with an Ali/Frasier etc. Imagine how awesome watching Nadal at his height against Edberg on an oldschool Wimbledon surface would've been.
I agree with that. I prefer offensive baseliners, but it's good to have some variety.

But I think Isner groundstrokes are not bad at all.
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Djokovic. He is the only one with variety at the moment in the top 4.

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best version of federer imo

excellent at the baseline and at the net
i know he basically imploded at the majors

shame really- because had he made his breakthrough in 2002 he might have carried the s&v forward instead of abandoning it
I love it when people post highlights which means they have nothing to say . Most of those highlights don't show 90% of rest of the game that was utter garbage. It's also easy to be aggressive when you know that the other guy can't hurt you.
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I love it when people post highlights which means they have nothing to say . Most of those highlights don't show 90% of rest of the game that was utter garbage. It's also easy to be aggressive when you know that the other guy can't hurt you.
then you should post just highlights
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Also Djokovic is a defensive baseliner you guys, the only top guy he looks like the attacker against is Nadal.
2 handed backhand is offensive and one handed BH is defensive in case you don't know
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then you should post just highlights
Did someone ask you something ?
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People think that popular sentence " your tennis knowledge could cover a post stamp " is an allegoric, it's more like hyperbole
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Not good for tennis.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.


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2 handed backhand is offensive and one handed BH is defensive in case you don't know
If we're talking topspin, then you're wrong.

It's harder to defend and easier to attack with 1 handed topspin.
It's easier to defend (more consistent) and harder to attack (less power) with 2 handed topspin.

Admittedly 1 handers tend to slice more, which is usually used defensively.
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best version of federer imo

excellent at the baseline and at the net
i know he basically imploded at the majors

shame really- because had he made his breakthrough in 2002 he might have carried the s&v forward instead of abandoning it
Some sexy tennis there.
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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

You know, I kinda like baseliners better but now I find myself rooting for Lopez, Stepanek, Petzschner, Llodra and Mayer just because they are the last- and only Llodra does nothing else- against players I prefer (I like Melzer anyhow)
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2 handed backhand is offensive and one handed BH is defensive in case you don't know
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Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

what is old is new again... and, it will be that way...

defensive and counterattacking baseline tennis today has been pushed to a high level, and unless new players are happy just to sit back and make a living in the top 50 or grow a third lung then that won't change...

to take a slice of the pie at the very top in today's game, you're either gonna have to fight fire with fire and grow that 3rd lung... or, make your game dynamic and full of anti-rhythm... this of course will include many forays to the net both behind the serve and during general play - and it should not be forgotten: sharp, sublime world class volleys...

the lost arts of attacking take longer to groom and are almost forgotten, and the path of least resistance to bankrolling your career is no doubt to stalk your opponent for hours from the baseline... so unless you wanna run a marathon every match, then high level attacking play must come back...

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