Originally Posted by Romismak
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 to so sure.
I think his era made him look better than he is. An aggressive return is brilliant against a serve and volleyer, as the chances of hitting a return winner is high and the chance of forcing an error is even higher. Acting like the surfaces were so much more against him doesn't make up for that fact.