Originally Posted by Mustard
I doubt it personally, because with the modern technology, players can just dictate with depth from their own baselines so well. It has made the old school serve and volley game extremely difficult to execute. And even in the 1990s, players like Sampras and Becker regularly stayed back and rallied on hardcourts.
I respect your input on these boards Mustard, but you sound like a broken record there. Almost as if you're defending someone.
When players have less time to prepare for a shot, their "authoritatively deep shots" (your words) will become sporadic rather than the norm. To think otherwise is to massively overestimate the tennis intelligence of most players today (including Murray, Djokovic and Nadal).