I was having a conversation with an old guy recently and he offered the opinion that the only skill in tennis was the way the players were hitting the ball, he went on to say that tennis today is more or less movement and brute force, i.e. movement to the ball and applying brute force, repeat process until someone misses. I disagreed at first but the more I thought about it the more I kind of understood where he was coming from. I tired to recall a match where one player beat another using more brain/skill than brawn and the best example i could come up with was when Stakhovsy dismantled Federer at Wimbledon a few years ago. Also, if you watch WTA I think his view is more clearly reflected in the womens game. Your thoughts?