Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Somewhere in space
Who had the biggest impact on the modern game ?
I see in the modern game some influences of certain players, that have changed the game, together with racquet technologies and surface changes.
Who do you think had the biggest impact today's game, not in terms of achievement, but of influence ?
For example, Borg had an influence I think on fitness level and topspin use.
Lendl bought the physical preparation and stamina to another level, plus he made fashinable the big baseline forehand to dictate the point.
Agassi had a great impact in taking the ball earlier than usual (a bit Connors earlier as well).
Becker brought the big serve and pert of the power tennis.
Your thoughts ?
"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."