Re: What do you actually like in tennis?
Four aspects of the game make it, for me, the best individual sport there is:
1. The game demands speed, agility, stamina, strength, technique, mental strength and tactical nous in abundance. Few, if any, other games demand so much of the player at the top level.
2. Though the rules are essentially very simple, the styles and tactics can vary greatly. That makes the game easy to understand and appreciate, even for those who have never played. Watching Borg v McEnroe or Serena v Henin, you don't need to be an expert on the game to see the differences in the styles of play.
3. The scoring system, by being divided into games and sets, always allows for players to stage a remarkable comeback.
4. Watching many of the great players is a thrill in itself, regardless of the status of the match. When watching Federer you are seeing a human move and perform with breathtaking agility and skill that no other sportsman can match.