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Old 02-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #61
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30+ shot rallies used to be rare and fun to watch because of that. These days they're far too common even on hard court. How many of the shots in the really actually had a purpose? Over half of them are rally/junk balls which could have been avoided if someone had the balls to take the initiative.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:56 PM   #62
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it's fine to have some matches like this; that's what the clay season is for. But why on hard courts? Why all the time?
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nice to see bitter fans of lesser players complaining, there must be something to it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #64
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30+ shot rallies used to be rare and fun to watch because of that. These days they're far too common even on hard court. How many of the shots in the really actually had a purpose? Over half of them are rally/junk balls which could have been avoided if someone had the balls to take the initiative.
I like aces as well , I just don't like them in every game.
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it's fine to have some matches like this; that's what the clay season is for. But why on hard courts? Why all the time?
Because this is what the ATP/ITF wants. They are adhering to the casual tennis fan that doesn't know any better. Revenue is through the roof and this is all that matters to them. Just like any other business in the world I guess...
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nice to see bitter fans of lesser players complaining, there must be something to it.
And who allowed you to use a computer. I thought you needed a brain to use such a device.

In all seriousness, this final was plain boring for most of the points except when Novak decided to step it up.
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Articles like this are why they've slowed down the courts in the first place.
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maybe not the best but at the fedfarts drowning in their own hate and misery ...
Fed is the best player of this past decade and arguably of all time, we really have nothing to be hateful or miserable about
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Watching Montpellier makes me remember that tennis can actually be fun to watch sometimes.

They have this special new part of the scoring system there. Apparently you are able to gain points by hitting the ball past your opponent! They say it's called a 'winning shot', but I think it'll need to be shortened to catch on.
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This kind of tennis is very compelling to a wider audience. The ratings for the AO final were among the highest for a sporting event on Australia's channel 7, almost 2 million people watched it. But what's most impressive is that at 1.30 am 1.6 million were still watching. Many people outside the sport have been attracted to this power-tennis because of the drama and the intensity of the duel.

Of course it's a matter of taste, but I prefer watching rallies than a series of aces in which you win by not letting the opponent touch the ball. I believe some people find that kind of tennis terribly exciting.

Aren't we lucky that we have players for all tastes?
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This kind of tennis is very compelling to a wider audience. The ratings for the AO final were among the highest for a sporting event on Australia's channel 7, almost 2 million people watched it. But what's most impressive is that at 1.30 am 1.6 million were still watching. Many people outside the sport have been attracted to this power-tennis because of the drama and the intensity of the duel.

Of course it's a matter of taste, but I prefer watching rallies than a series of aces in which you win by not letting the opponent touch the ball. I believe some people find that kind of tennis terribly exciting.

Aren't we lucky that we have players for all tastes?
WTA tards use this crap as their basis for their sycophantic diatribe, i.e. WTA isn't all-serve like the ATP. God help the future when people think reversing homogenization is gonna end up with Karlovic and Isner sharing the slams.
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I wanna see Novak play on the faster courts like the O2 arena or if we get lucky any more faster courts. I wanna see if he is really that good on all surfaces. Dont have much doubt about Nadal because he is close to pathetic on Faster surfaces.
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