Originally Posted by BreakPoint
Yes, that is tennis. Tennis is out-smarting your opponent and hitting the ball so that it doesn't come back into the court, no matter how long that may take. Just because you don't see pros doing it on TV doesn't mean it's not tennis.
And even if we do not see them doing it on TV it doesn't mean that it is because its a "cheap" strategy but it simply does not work on that level anymore. And the fact is, if on on a pro level on a certain day just hitting slices would win someone a match, the person wouldn't hesitate to use the slices.