why does tennis federation love slow-ass play with infinite baseline rallies?

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  1. bullslayer

    bullslayer New User

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    just looked at a clip from the 70's. Seems like matches were a lot more exciting and varied back then.

    tennis federation should make the players play with beach balls on a football field if they are so terribly worried the players miss the court

    seriously, this slow ass play is killing tennis
     
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  2. bullslayer

    bullslayer New User

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    make the balls 90's size and racquet heads 70's size!!!
     
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    I'd hazard a guess that the reason is, as is often the case, money.
     
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    Try watching that tennis all the time. You'll soon be longing for a rally.

    It's better this way. We can see some skill if they play from the back, players can construct points and the whole game is more physical.
     
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  5. TeflonTom

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    cos it makes more money for a few reasons. reason 1: cos this:

    is the attitude of ur typical casual tennis fan. in reality, all types of tennis r skillful in their own way n variety is the spice of life. but, casual tennis fans think that more rallies r more skillful n the best praise u can give 4 a tennis match is 'it was really athetic'.

    this is why lots of numpties think that the ao final where nobody could hit a winner cos the courts were slow as molasses was 'like, the greatest match of all time zomg'.

    slow baseline tennis is nice sometimes but s&v is attractive n skillful in its own way as well. there is a reason fed was inspired to become a pro after watchin edberg v becker at wimby, not chang v lendl at the fo.

    unfortunately casual tennis fans got no appreciation for nuance and its all 'waaaaaah need more 80 shot rallies from pushers so we can sprog ovah how athletic they are'. these ppl are under mistaken impression that monfils plays good tennis.

    reason 2: longer matches = more content for tv n more commercial breaks

    reason 3: all courts being slow n consistent bouncing means more predictable results. all tourneys want the top 4 players in the semis and the top 2 players in the final of all slams. gotta produce surfaces that are pretty similar n gives u less upsets so u have the big names 2 sell tickets
     
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