Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?
I was a fan of Marat Safin, he was hitting enormous number of UE , but still was able to beat Federer and Sampras at Slams.
for instance Pat Rafter vs Andre Agassi at Wimbledon 2000 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Winners 52 -56
UE 59 - 64
Safin Federer Australian Open 2005 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 9-7
Winners 65 72
UE 60 59
And i can give a number of such examples
We are just forgetting how more agressive tennis was a few years ago. Nowadays consistency, combinations, stamina in mens tennis are priorities. It's just the matter of slow surfaces.
Girls still feel that if thier balls are touching lines , they are winning points and risk is benefitial. That's why i think that the main reason is that girls are trying to finish rallies earlier just with one good strike. In men's tennis it's not workable on current surfaces
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Last edited by NashaMasha; Sep 25th, 2012 at 11:25 AM.