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06-01-2013 12:31 PM
Serve&Volley01
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by Prodigy. View Post
Medium courts provide the best Tennis. Fast courts all the time would be just as shit as slow courts all the time.
Truth.

I wish there were at least 1 top S&V in the top 20 though. Wimbledon and US Open needs to be sped up.
03-30-2013 08:48 PM
leng jai
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by JolánGagó View Post
You make me think of an 85yo who just got a penis reconstruction and a box of viagra.

Enjoy while it lasts.
I'm 25 thanks but the rest of your post is on point.
03-30-2013 08:37 PM
JolánGagó
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by leng jai View Post

You make me think of an 85yo who just got a penis reconstruction and a box of viagra.

Enjoy while it lasts.
03-30-2013 08:24 PM
leng jai
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by Nole fan View Post
Not Nole, if that's what you're implying. His net percentage is pretty high. Baseline tennis is for real men.


03-29-2013 08:54 PM
ProdigyEng
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by SliceAce View Post
Many of us have a memory longer than a single thread, and we know all you do is attack Federer, celebrate when he loses, and pick any player who beats him or criticizes him as your new favorite. You should embrace your tardism instead of looking like a fool with statements like this
Pathetic little rep from you btw. Disgusting poster, fail troll who's clearly not a true Federer fan. The sooner your perma banned the better.
03-29-2013 08:24 PM
Mr. Oracle
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by nazzac View Post
To answer the question, no.

I would like to see more Serve & Volley players so we get more variety on tour. The only problem is, that surfaces are so slow in modern tennis, that young players won't Serve and Volley because it doesn't work well enough.

If there is an increase in court speed so there is more varied courts on tour then we would see more S&V players in the future.

Out of the top 10 players exactly zero are true serve and Vollyers. Tsonga is the closest we've got to that inside the top 10 atm
Or if not S&V, at least some more ventures to the net, backed up by some thoughtful, determined, and strategic groundstroke sequences to open up the court. They have to be executed to perfection though to work (even an arthitic and decrepit vulture like Haas made Djoker look very awkward the other night on some half-hearted approaches).

I think the mindless bashing from the baseline is as anathema to the integrity of the game as very fast courts (and the 2 or 3 stroke rallies which resulted despite the S&V).
03-29-2013 08:24 PM
ProdigyEng
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Originally Posted by SliceAce View Post
Many of us have a memory longer than a single thread, and we know all you do is attack Federer, celebrate when he loses, and pick any player who beats him or criticizes him as your new favorite. You should embrace your tardism instead of looking like a fool with statements like this
Shut up. You're living in the past, or trollling like a idiot. I have never hated fed.
03-29-2013 08:11 PM
SliceAce
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by Prodigy. View Post
I appreciate Fed and his technique so your counter attack aimed at me failed
Many of us have a memory longer than a single thread, and we know all you do is attack Federer, celebrate when he loses, and pick any player who beats him or criticizes him as your new favorite. You should embrace your tardism instead of looking like a fool with statements like this
03-29-2013 08:06 PM
ProdigyEng
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Originally Posted by Orka_n View Post
Actually yes, that IS what tennis needs. Adding a few fast surfaces would mean players wouldn't get tired after just a few tournaments, there would be less injuries and we could also bring back best of 5 finals in Masters 1000s. There is also a chance we would start seeing a variety of playing styles on the tour again, which would add more entertainment.
I wouldn't expect a playertard like you to understand, but there are some of us who simply appreciate beautiful tennis technique, touch and on-court grace regardless of who's producing it.

Also priceless seeing Tdoc calling S&V mindless. Like Rob Koenig said, the current top 100 is extremely one dimensional. And what is pushing and moonballing if not mindless
I appreciate Fed and his technique so your counter attack aimed at me failed
03-29-2013 07:54 PM
SliceAce
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

I agree 90s tennis was hard to watch. It doesn't help that Sampras had no personality and was much more a server than a volleyer. What we had in 2002-2006 was probably the peak of tennis. Defensive players, offensive players, counterpunchers, serve volleyers, bashers, clay specialists, grass specialists, old dogs, young talents, that era had it all. The tour needs players like Henman, Ancic, and Karlovic while not being dominated by them. It needs Kuertens and Corias without them winning US Opens and Wimbledons. It needs both Agassi's floating in draws as wily veterans and Safin's as young talents capable of winning against anybody. The tour needs Federer and top players with such a nice game that you don't mind watching them cruise to a GS title. It needs guys who bring their best because they love the game and the fans rather than guys who play just good enough to get by against chokers.

Tennis now has none of those things. S/V is arguable, but we're talking about being able to slice, half-volley, think on court and adjust to the opponent's style, having fitness be a part of a match, and hit a variety of serves. Tennis now has none of those things, and I think Nadull and Fakervic cannot even do those things even if they wanted to.
03-29-2013 07:39 PM
Kyle_Johansen
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

No matter if they bring more fast courts back, serve and volley won't be used frequently again. It's just that on quicker courts defense won't be as effective so there would be be more chances for upsets.
03-29-2013 07:39 PM
Orka_n
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by Prodigy. View Post
Yeah points ended extremely quickly is what Tennis needs...
Actually yes, that IS what tennis needs. Adding a few fast surfaces would mean players wouldn't get tired after just a few tournaments, there would be less injuries and we could also bring back best of 5 finals in Masters 1000s. There is also a chance we would start seeing a variety of playing styles on the tour again, which would add more entertainment.
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Originally Posted by Prodigy. View Post
Bs. You only want faster courts because Fed does.
I wouldn't expect a playertard like you to understand, but there are some of us who simply appreciate beautiful tennis technique, touch and on-court grace regardless of who's producing it.

Also priceless seeing Tdoc calling S&V mindless. Like Rob Koenig said, the current top 100 is extremely one dimensional. And what is pushing and moonballing if not mindless
03-29-2013 07:35 PM
ProdigyEng
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Originally Posted by Kyle_Johansen View Post
I want faster courts because it promotes aggressive tennis and it's more enjoyable to watch. Besides, that quicker courts would help the lower ranked guys have more chances of doing well in tournaments because the game wouldn't be so much about fitness and endurance which the top 5 players in the world excel at, which is part of the reason why they are so consistent the past few years.
Medium courts provide the best Tennis. Fast courts all the time would be just as shit as slow courts all the time.
03-29-2013 07:26 PM
leng jai
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by Kyle_Johansen View Post
Federer was a pure serve and volleyer before 2002 and he can still do it better than anyone in the top 10.
No he wasn't. The comparison is more like how Haas plays on grass now.
03-29-2013 07:26 PM
nazzac
Re: Are you glad that Serve & Volley is pretty much extinct now?

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Originally Posted by Kyle_Johansen View Post
Federer was a pure serve and volleyer before 2002 and he can still do it better than anyone in the top 10.
He was, he he isn't anymore. Federer stays at the baseline at lot more these days, although he does s&v at times.

And the point wasn't who can do it best, it was who does it the most frequently within the top 10, and that is Tsonga atm.
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