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If a base liner such as Nadal can win Wimbledon, how come Ivan Lendl could not do it? Also, how come the serve and volley game has virtually disappeared and base liners now dominate all surfaces?
 

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Nadal is a better mover on grass and has better passing shots.
 

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If a base liner such as Nadal can win Wimbledon, how come Ivan Lendl could not do it? Also, how come the serve and volley game has virtually disappeared and base liners now dominate all surfaces?
the surfaces have slowed down..... a baseline in the late 80's had trouble winning Wimbledon because the speed of the court meant faster points and that they could grind out victories much less easily.... the serve volley game has dissapeared due too players not wanting to put the effort of enacting it and also because it just isn't as effective as it once was- it really all is just that the surfaces (esspecially grass) have been slowed down..... a player whom serve and volleys in today's game just is not guranteed enough points
 

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the surfaces have slowed down..... a baseline in the late 80's had trouble winning Wimbledon because the speed of the court meant faster points and that they could grind out victories much less easily.... the serve volley game has dissapeared due too players not wanting to put the effort of enacting it and also because it just isn't as effective as it once was- it really all is just that the surfaces (esspecially grass) have been slowed down...... a player whom serve and volleys in today's game just is not guranteed enough points
Roland Garros is so much faster than it used to be its ridiculous.
 

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Roland Garros is so much faster than it used to be its ridiculous.
this is not really true, the change of ball made a huge impact this year
 

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lendl is a nobody.

losing to cash at wimbledon? :haha:

losing to chang at RG? :haha:

nearly losing to mcenroe at RG? :haha:

8-19 win-loss in slam finals? :haha: who is this loser.
 

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Lendl had real tough competition on grass. Look who beat him
McEnroe
Connors
Becker 3 times
Cash
Edberg
Ivanisevic

Put Nadal in 1988, give him real fast grasscourts and raquets of 1988 and he wouldnt make it even into second week of Wimby.
 

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Lendl is a nobody.

losing to cash at wimbledon? :haha:

losing to chang at RG? :haha:

nearly losing to mcenroe at RG? :haha:

8-19 win-loss in slam finals? :haha: who is this loser.
You are an idiot
 

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lendl is a nobody.

losing to cash at wimbledon? :haha:

losing to chang at RG? :haha:

nearly losing to mcenroe at RG? :haha:

8-19 win-loss in slam finals? :haha: who is this loser.
Djokovic reminds me of Lendl, and i'm not trying to put Nole down.
 

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comparing players from different eras is always senseless, unless there is a context.

if nadal was in lendl's era - advantage lendl cause of the (lack of) technology.

if lendl was in present era - advantage nadal, BUT not by as much.

so overall I give slight advantage to lendl.
 

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Lendl had real tough competition on grass. Look who beat him
McEnroe
Connors
Becker 3 times
Cash
Edberg
Ivanisevic

Put Nadal in 1988, give him real fast grasscourts and raquets of 1988 and he wouldnt make it even into second week of Wimby.
TRUE!
 

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the trouble with this kind of logic is the assumption that nadal is just a run of the mill baseliner when he is in fact one of the best if not the best baseliner tennis has ever seen.
 

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the trouble with this kind of logic is the assumption that nadal is just a run of the mill baseliner when he is in fact one of the best if not the best baseliner tennis has ever seen.
:haha:

Tards. Can't beat 'em.
 

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the trouble with this kind of logic is the assumption that nadal is just a run of the mill baseliner when he is in fact one of the best if not the best baseliner tennis has ever seen.

Exactly but haters like Sophocles can't even see the obvious ;)
 
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nadull is a nobody.

losing to tsonga at the AO :haha:

bagled by roddick at the US OPEN :haha:

bagled by federer at wimbledon and hamburg :haha:

useless on carpet
wow lendl was infinitely better than the cheating spaniard
 
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