Originally Posted by ollinger
Hitting deep is UNDERRATED. It is, simply stated, the one thing you need to do to win. Hit consistently deep and there's essentially no way your opponent can do any damage offensively. Every tennis coach I've ever known has urged me to "miss long" rather than "miss short" in order to promote consistent depth. Watch videos of Djokovic's tremendous run last year (or Connors' entire career) and you'll see balls consistently landing just inside the baseline.
Whenever I see a post like this I'm pretty sure the person has pretty high UEs and/or
does not hit very hard. We did watch DJ last year did you? His run started when
he quit hitting so deep as he had earlier in his career and started working longer,
safer points. We also have diagrams on this forum of where DJ's shots were landing
and there were very few very near the baseline, but nice try with the normal
tennis myth repeated once again. The evidence does not support your claims.