I never said that was the case, but there defintely was much more room for contrasts in gamestyles back then. It's a matter of taste, though. I know sure as hell I wasn't riveted by this years AO final when it comes to what tennis we got to see. When there are precious few entertaining points from six hours worth of play between two very good players I'm left discontent. Not to mention the toll it takes on the players them selves.
That match still has many positives - in the past some top players didn't even bother to play at AO, and even in recent history not many will mention great matches from AO, (unless they're Safin fans
); Fed won it four times, and you'd barely know it, everybody will talk about Wimbledon grass.
Last but not least, it's funny how people complain about 6 hours finals, yet worship 11 hours R1 match