By this I mean why are the court surfaces getting slower and slower? Because of this we have seen the death of Serve and Volley as a style. Players can't be effective in that strategy anymore because there is too much time for the baseline to line up for the pass on these slow courts that we have these days. There used to be two indoor carpet seasons until the mid-90's at least. Straight after the Australian Open you can big indoor carpet tournaments like Philadelphia & Milan. The other indoor season was from after the US Open finished until the Masters event at the end of the year. Tournaments like Stuttgart, Paris Indoor (on carpet) lead up to the Masters. Indoor carpet doesn't exist really anymore. They have indoor seasons on indoor hard court - which is not anywhere near as fast. Wimbledon has been slowed down massively since 2002. Instead of having a support where there is a variety of surfaces which play differently - which adds interests and colour to the sport. We have homogenity. The question is why? Why have the powers that be decided that fast court tennis should die? They are the ones who have eliminated indoor carpet and made Wimbledon slow.