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Old 11-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by zagor View Post
In a way, though homogenization does present different challenges (there's no safe haven where you can serve people off court and keep points short)
Yep. But harder to win multiple slams per year on truly heterogeneous surfaces.

Originally Posted by zagor View Post
Fed won his his first Wimbledon serve and volleying on almost every 1st serve (he probably serve and volleyed in that tourney more than the other current top players did in their entire career).
Nope. That's how he tried up until 2002. That's about how a baseline try on Wimbledon up until 2002. Then everybody switched to baseline after they saw how Federer wins from baseline.

Originally Posted by zagor View Post

No, he said in 2005 that the all the courts have gotten very slow and that there aren't anymore North American HCs that are unplayable from the baseline, he was also saying in those years that he would like to serve and volley more but doesn't think that conditions are ideal for it.

Not to mention that over the years he has complained several times about the homogenization of the game and slowdown of surfaces.
He also defended surface speed around 2005-6 when people criticized surface speed and claimed Federer dominated because surfaces favor baseliners.

He predominantly played baseline on hard courts and indoor carpet even before

He also said he realized he serve and volley when he was nervous and found
him winning more by doing that less.

Last edited by ultradr; 11-12-2012 at 10:26 PM.
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