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Too many Aces?

Shahar26
03-17-2007, 07:55 PM
So I'm watching the Roddick Nadal match now, I really enjoy the good rallies :worship: , but to me, watching all these Aces is boring (I think that even 1 Ace a game is too much), I appreciate that hitting an Ace is hard, especially at 140 mph, but I don't think that it's interesting to watch...

If there was a player that would hit only aces and his game would suck, would be a fan?

Jimnik
03-17-2007, 08:02 PM
You think this match has too many aces?

You've clearly never seen a Sampras-Ivanisevic match.

Snowwy
03-17-2007, 08:08 PM
The match only has a total of 17 aces so far, thats not THAT many between two players.

Shahar26
03-17-2007, 08:12 PM
I know there are matches with many more aces, that just makes my point even more valid (IMO), whats the fun in watching a so called "Good Ace" :confused:

Kalliopeia
03-17-2007, 09:09 PM
The match only has a total of 17 aces so far, thats not THAT many between two players.

Especially when one of the players is Andy Roddick.

DarkMarc
03-17-2007, 09:09 PM
that's the reason why i hate the grass court season so much...

Jimnik
03-17-2007, 09:10 PM
Maybe everyone should serve under-arm from now on.

Tom Paulman
03-17-2007, 09:17 PM
I haven't seen that Nadal-Rod match, but I downloaded Ben Becker vs. Ivo Karlovic and had to stop watching in the middle.

Burrow
03-18-2007, 12:54 AM
well what can they do? roll the ball in because you enjoy it more?

case
03-18-2007, 12:57 AM
well what can they do? roll the ball in because you enjoy it more?

what about changing the balls to make less bounce
i like good serving but who wants to see no volleys

uglyamerican
03-18-2007, 12:57 AM
I know there are matches with many more aces, that just makes my point even more valid (IMO), whats the fun in watching a so called "Good Ace" :confused:

It might not be your favorite, but tennis needs the variety. Everyone from Karlovic to Mello to Roddick to Davydenko make the game what it is.

uglyamerican
03-18-2007, 12:58 AM
what about changing the balls to make less bounce
i like good serving but who wants to see no volleys

I think things are just about right, right now.

Jogy
03-18-2007, 01:51 AM
if you want to watch something boring watch Federer's boring forehand winners

Allure
03-18-2007, 02:35 AM
if you want to watch something boring watch Federer's boring forehand winners

Jogy, why do you dislike Federer so much?

sondraj06
03-18-2007, 02:38 AM
Jogy, why do you dislike Federer so much?

I think the better question is, why don't you not dislike Federer so much.:lol: :devil:

Allure
03-18-2007, 02:40 AM
I think the better question is, why don't you not dislike Federer so much.:lol: :devil:

I use to dislike him but now pretty much neutral. Can't deny that he is a great player.;)

Boris Franz Ecker
03-18-2007, 09:49 AM
Roddick has to lerne a better kick serve to have an option if the opponent stands 3 metres behind the base line while returning.
As Nadal usually does.
-> solution: ankle and spin.
But Roddick mostly hits it hard. That's not enough for winning against elite players.

Kolya
03-18-2007, 12:14 PM
Go watch a squash match...

nobama
03-18-2007, 02:22 PM
if you want to watch something boring watch Federer's boring forehand winners:confused:

Shahar26
03-18-2007, 02:49 PM
It seems to me that every thread here ends up getting Federer's name in it.

There I go and create a thread about too many aces, something that Federer has nothing to do with, yet somehow people manage to mention his name :eek:

Shahar26
03-18-2007, 08:12 PM
I have been thinking about this more since I posted and someone asked "what could you do about it"?

The best I can come up with, is to limit the serve speed, if its faster than xxx mph you re-serve.

It's about as likely to happen as a co-ed tour I guess but didn't they say the same about the Round Robin once ;)

Rafa = Fed Killa
03-18-2007, 08:17 PM
There is a reason clay court tennis is more intelligent than grass court tennis.

Less aces can be hit on the surface so players are forced to think and rally.

Black Adam
03-18-2007, 08:24 PM
Roddick has to lerne a better kick serve to have an option if the opponent stands 3 metres behind the base line while returning.
As Nadal usually does.
-> solution: ankle and spin.
But Roddick mostly hits it hard. That's not enough for winning against elite players.
He has a great kick serve that' up there with Safin's though he doesn't use it a lot. But look at how effective it was when he played Berdych on clay.

paranr
03-18-2007, 08:30 PM
So I'm watching the Roddick Nadal match now, I really enjoy the good rallies :worship: , but to me, watching all these Aces is boring (I think that even 1 Ace a game is too much), I appreciate that hitting an Ace is hard, especially at 140 mph, but I don't think that it's interesting to watch...

If there was a player that would hit only aces and his game would suck, would be a fan?


there is a much simpler answer to what people suggested in that thread: allow players to serve only once, if every serve turns into a second serve , players will think twice before thay will go for full power serve.