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Old 07-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Wilander Fan View Post
Not for me. Probably no one player in the history of the game has put more thought and effort into winning that tournament than Lendl. If I recall, he even missed a FO one year to prepare early. He changed his game to volley more, etc. Its actually odd he could not win it considering that he was not a bad volleyer, had a big serve and moved well. I think the problem was that he played in an era with great natural volleyers and the grass was very fast.

However, its a much slower and different game now and I think I see more S&V at RG than Wimbledon.
Everybody played serve and volley at Wimbledon before 2002 (well aside from Agassi who was the best natural ball striker ever but he's a special case), it was the percentage play due to the way grass was.
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