Originally Posted by andry16
pros of hitting your shots deep:
-gives less time for your opponent to react
-doesnt allow your opponent to step in to the court
-makes your opponent return short/without pace balls so you can easily step in and hit an approach
-as your opponent is far behind the court you can easily have the court open to hit an angle or a drop shot which will turn into a winner
-if dropshot is so easy, why do we see so few and many missed?
-doesnt allow oponent to attack or dictate
-cons of hittinh your shots deep: NONE
if you want an example watch federer play in those years where he played with absolute dominance, watch those guys running from side to side screaming those short return they hit while federer easily doesnt have to move to win the point
and if you dont want to spend hours looking for a federer video then just watch the 2011 us open semi against djokovic, i assure you the 90% of the time that any of them hit a short ball the other ended up winning the point with a winner
-deep alone gives more reaction time, not less
-deep does not keep them from stepping into the court. they can step in and volley
-notice you had to add the "no pace" to try and make this true, not just depth and you forget the importance in shot line on this
-opponents can attack and dictate from deep balls
-cons of hitting very deep none?? guess you never missed long?
Con is lots of deep misses giving up free points
Fed didn't hit as deep back in the days of his best. He didn't hit as deep to beat Del Potro as he did in his AO loss. Joker didn't hit so deep to win the AO.
You can be assured they hit winners on far less than 20% of the shorter balls and probably less than 10%.
Sorry, but little of your comments holds water.