Originally Posted by dangalak
No it's not. These days, nobody really charges the net. Agassi looked good because he faced guys like Stich, Ivanisevic and Becker, who would rush the net after the served and it would come back just as fast, so they would naturally miss the point whenever Agassi got a good return. These days, getting a good return back doesn't help you as much because the servers stay behind and it's much harder to hit outright return winners or forced errors with your return.
His return would look a lot less devastating if his opponents stayed behind.
Yes they rushed the net all the time, but i mean it is easier to return - give it back, because of slower balls, slower surfaces and better racquets, it is easier to get big serve back. Many guys were SV-ing all the time after 2nd serve too- there were those stats better for guys like Agassi, it was almost stupid to rush net after 2nd serve vs good returner, but on 1st serve i am not so sure.