:haha: It's more like, he only goes to the net for very easy putaways.I'm not his fan, but his BH volley is one of the best on Tour. It's just that he goes to the net so rare, that few people notice.
What people around here do not understand is that raquet technology makes up 75% of the equation. Slower surfaces are almost a nonfactor.Koenig was talking about Nadal's volley as a finishing shot specifically.
Something else he said earlier in the match which I liked: slow hard courts and modern racquet technology together give baseline players overwhelmingly unfair advantage against net players. Tennis is not only about one playing style, yet the conditions make it so that only one type of player (baseline) can succeed in the modern game. He noted a few events (Toronto, Cincinnati) which are actively speeding up their courts so that net players can have more success.
So you're saying he's a smart tennis player?:haha: It's more like, he only goes to the net for very easy putaways.
He's not a terrible volleyer but many times per match he hits very heavy handed volleys. Nadal's game is about big safety margins, that goes for his net play as well.
This.He only volleys when he has an easy putaway. It's not bad, but it's not particularly good either.
Who says any of us have respect for Koenig, whether we hate Nadal or not? The guy's a total boob. And he sniffs Nadal's ass as if it is his job.