View Single Post
Old 01-31-2011, 04:23 AM   #12
Bobby Jr
Bobby Jr's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,249

Originally Posted by CrackerJack View Post
.......Larger headed frames are better suited to the faster modern game. Everyone else from bygone eras have been able to switch since retirement. My hope is that fed does so before he retires.
If by "faster" you mean take bigger swings at the ball then I agree. But the game is actually slower.

The thing that has changed most in the past few years is the courts. They've progressively made creative, shot-making tennis harder and harder so tennis hasn't got faster - it's got slower.

This slowness has allowed more players to get to and take bigger cuts at balls - getting insane spin and more balls back into play. Seeing how hard it was for anyone to hit through the court at the AO with this year's balls made me wonder what on earth they are thinking at tennis HQ.

(I'm sure there are cynics who wonder whether it has been done specifically to curb Federer's dominance. )

Last edited by Bobby Jr; 01-31-2011 at 04:28 AM.
Bobby Jr is offline   Reply With Quote