Originally Posted by JD_May
You find serve and volley more interesting than what it is now? Did you watch the final last year?
Originally Posted by Merckx
Though Sampras was a great champion, I didn't find watching him too interesting. Serve, volley point over. Even though this year's mens final was somewhat epic, it was more about the player's service game, and who would blink first and be broken. Last year's final was much more compelling to watch. I guess there is a fine line somewhere between how the game use to be played at Wimbledon and what it has become today. edit: I will add my favorite tournament is the French Open, I love watching the longer rallies on the slow red clay. So, that somewhat sways my opinion on what kind of tennis I enjoy watching.
Yeah I saw last year final, I almost cried when Federer lost it. Tough I really liked when he started to serve and volley every point (might be last year French Open actually). so much drama in this part of the final, it reminds me of the charge of light brigade or the kamikaze attacks during WWII. You know you are going to lose no matter what, but stil you give all you got and go forward and forward and... I really hate the spanish rallies like they typically do in RG. I live 5 kms away from the place, but I never go there, too afraid to sleep. On the other hand serve and volley is all about coordination, timing, visual sharpness, taking risks, touchÃ©... It's almost like a ballet. I used to worship guys like Rafter, Edberg and Federer at the beginning of his career was really good in this field. Finally I find that it's really sad that we get to see the same kind of play no matter the surface involved. What's the point of keeping such a short grass season, if it's going to be pretty like what we get on clay? The other consequence is nobody takes the risk anymore to volley and the players' style are less diverse than back in the days.