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Old 11-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #48
zagor
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Yep. But harder to win multiple slams per year.
But easier to win a slam when you're older, don't have to engage in grueling rallies on every surface.

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Nope. That's how he tried up until 2002.
Missed the 2001 Wimbledon have we? Or maybe erased it from memory?

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That's about how a baseline try on Wimbledon up until 2002.
No, that's how a baseliner would try on Wimbledon in the 90s conditions not in 2003's conditions, Hewitt and Nalbandian proved the year before you can easily play baseline tennis there now after the changes they've done to the surface/balls.

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Then everybody switched to baseline after they see how Federer wins from baseline.
Not really, they switched to the style conditions rewarded the most, nothing to do with Federer who as I said won Wimbledon by playing all-court tennis (atleast you could give him that much) in a year after Hewitt already won it from the baseline (and decimated Henman in SF).

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He also defended surface speed around 2005-6 when people criticized surface speed and claimed Federer dominated because surfaces favor baseliners.
Nope, can't remember him saying that but I'll take your word for it.

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He predominantly played baseline on hard courts and indoor carpet even before
2003.
Federer didn't have a truly predominant style in those days, more of a baseliner yes but he experimented a lot and didn't really have a clear gameplan.

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He also said he realized he serve and volley when he was nervous and found
him winning more by doing that less.
And he also said he would do more serve and volley if the conditions rewarded it more, so what?
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