Originally Posted by ciccio
what do you mean by hes not an impact player, okay he doesn't go far in alot of the major tournaments with his best grand slam result being a qtr final at wimbledon a few years back, but you have to admire the guy, he is extreamly fit and get the most out of his game, he plays nothing like the people in this generation, he hits the ball very flat, he has an old school style.
Still, he’s no factor. Not an impact player at all. Ask some tennis fans about him and I’m pretty sure a huge percentage wouldn’t even care about it. besides, andre’s even older and look at him…
Gets the most out of his game? How can you get most if you can barely even qualify for ATP international events?
Probably why he’s not going anywhere because he keeps hitting the ball flat like you said. That’s a low margin for error. Players today got smarter, using spin to improve consistency and still win points.
So what if he claims to play old school? Is old school only defined by hitting flat balls? I don’t think so. It’s a mixture of every shot in the book and then some. Federer can be considered as someone who plays old school but with some modifications.