most novak and rafa fans dont want faster surfaces (me excluded), guessing its similar with fans of clay court players, and "casual fans" who purely watch the sport on telly, ask them and they for sure wouldnt like all serve matches, thats boring and the reason why they slowed the courts in the first place. beside tennis appears to be at an all time high viewers-wise.
again, thats not to say the complaint in itself isnt right, it is, but whats popping up on forums such as MTF is in large measure an exaggeration coming from, lets call em, non rafa-djoko fans. I mean there is a tardish element in it, thats my impression.
Well, as someone who started watching in tennis properly at the beginning of the 00s and who never knew the all-serve fests, I find the current courts disgraceful. As for viewers being at an all-time peak, the cause is not natural.
A lot of marketing money has been put into making tennis an attractive package. I'd argue that tennis (if it indeed is enjoying this all-time highs you claim it is as I know USO 2010 had lower viewing figures than USO 2009) has been changed to suit the networks (and time wasting prevents that) so that is one reason why viewing figures are high. Viewing figures cannot always measure the interest in the sport or at least are not easily comparable between eras as the ATP has changed.
And tbh, I'm sure Djoko would do fine on any court but I'd like to see him play on Dubai-like courts as opposed to the IW ones.