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Sampras's sublime volleys against Fed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egiqkoWqlGI

Watch this clip and tell me what you think .

Can it still survive in todays game ?

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An intelligent post. ATP ruined tennis and made moonballers top players.
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Re: The fine art of volleying is extinct

I happen to think that a baseliner is more fun to watch. But I also think that there should be at least 2 or 3 volleyers in the top 20, to make the game a bit more varied.

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I happen to think that a baseliner is more fun to watch. But I also think that there should be at least 2 or 3 volleyers in the top 20, to make the game a bit more varied.
It's more fun to watch variety. For me the all baseline game is very monotonous.

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It's more fun to watch variety. For me the all baseline game is very monotonous.
Variety is great to watch but back when it was all serve volley it was just as, if not more, monotonous than it is now.

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Variety is great to watch but back when it was all serve volley it was just as, if not more, monotonous than it is now.
I agree, too much of either can be a bit monotonous, I love a player who can play well either way!
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Variety is great to watch but back when it was all serve volley it was just as, if not more, monotonous than it is now.
That's your opinion. I find our times, the baseline-times, extremely boring and that only shows how today's players are technically weak.
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Re: Sampras's sublime volleys against Fed

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egiqkoWqlGI

Watch this clip and tell me what you think .

Can it still survive in todays game ?
Nice to see little Roger challenging the Wimbledon Defending Champion in 2001...
He did well to retire in 2002, considering he went two years without a title from Wimbledon 2000 until Usopen 2002, no way he would have survived a toe to toe battle against Federer post Wimbledon 2003.

A service notice for Pete..

Little FEDERER, Roger (SUI) Versus Defending Wimbledon Champ Pete SAMPRAS (USA)
Year Tournament Round Surface Winner Score
2001 Wimbledon 16 Grass (O) R.FEDERER 7-6(7) 5-7 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5


Does he really believes this is the same Federer of then?
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Variety is great to watch but back when it was all serve volley it was just as, if not more, monotonous than it is now.
But at that time, you will have S&V in Wimbledon, baseline exchanges in Roland Garros and a mix in Australia Open and US Open.

Now, every tournaments, you have only exchanges between baselines.
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Re: Sampras's sublime volleys against Fed

roger actually made better volleys and more spectacular ones in this match than sampy...

if you really want to show pete's great volleying skills, you should pick a diff match because by believing that pete volleyed great in this match, you actually contradicting the frequent excuse of sampras tards , "that he wasnt in his prime"...

but then again i saw pete hit some 136 mph bombs, maybe he actually played well and lost to 18 year old rookie.
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Re: Sampras's sublime volleys against Fed

World Beater , lets try to be impartial here .

I know you're a big Fed fan , but lets face it , Fed doesn't volley as well as Pete .

In fact in the last 3 years of his dominance , i've yet to see Federer hit his volleys as effortlessly as the ones Pete made on the last two of this clip .
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But at that time, you will have S&V in Wimbledon, baseline exchanges in Roland Garros and a mix in Australia Open and US Open.

Now, every tournaments, you have only exchanges between baselines.
Perfect.
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By the way , I think Fed and Pete played fairly well .

This isn't about who is the better player is , it's about the lost art of serving and volleying .
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World Beater , lets try to be impartial here .

I know you're a big Fed fan , but lets face it , Fed doesn't volley as well as Pete .

In fact in the last 3 years of his dominance , i've yet to see Federer hit his volleys as effortlessly as the ones Pete made on the last two of this clip .
Also true.
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Re: Sampras's sublime volleys against Fed

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World Beater , lets try to be impartial here .

I know you're a big Fed fan , but lets face it , Fed doesn't volley as well as Pete .

In fact in the last 3 years of his dominance , i've yet to see Federer hit his volleys as effortlessly as the ones Pete made on the last two of this clip .
i never said pete wasnt a better volleyer, did I?

i acknowledge it...i think pete was a much more consistent volleyer than fed.

you should watch the whole match, roger made better volleys.

how about the most crucial one, on bp down in the fifth set. pete rifled a backhand straight at roger after a letcord from federer, lost that point and the match.

all im saying is that there are better matches to pick...the volleys pete made are the same ones i see executed by guys like mirnyi and bjorkman day-in day out...its nothing spectacular...
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