Re: Look at how fast the courts are in the 90s
Could it possibly be that the younger generation of players grew up on slower more homogenized courts, and thats why they "need" so much time to set up their shots?
Women's tennis looks, feels, and plays much better on faster courts because they don't have the serve. It makes the 90s and early 2000s generation look far better in comparison to today.
It also makes them literally better, because playing on faster courts teaches the importance of aggression (via power or taking the ball early or going to the net) and emphasises athleticism, quick adjustments and technical execution. Better in the sense that a fast court specialist can still be dangerous on a much slower surface (especially with a recalibration in their mentality), but a slow court specialist is impotent on a fast court.
Slower courts on the other hand emphasise fitness/endurance and point construction. But point construction is useless and not particularly entertaining if you don't have the technical ability to execute a wide variety of shots in spin, placement and pace.
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
Last edited by moby; Aug 3rd, 2013 at 06:04 PM.