Originally Posted by Mustard
The modern technology enables players to dictate with authority and depth from their own baselines in a way they never could in the 1990s, let alone in decades before that.
Because obviously technology has advanced so much since the 90s. Oh wait, that synthetic string was around for ages
Even in the early 2000s there was a decent amount of variety, although leaning more towards baselining. That being said, it really didn't take off till around 2003 or so when everything gradually started to slow down more and more.
Originally Posted by Raz11
Here is the total winner/UE for the 4 slams:
AO: 6821 / 6966
RG: 9363 / 9172
W: 10241 / 6182
USO: 7278 / 7077
Odd that AO has more unforced errors than winners. More evidence that AO is ridiculously slow. Anyway I think they should speed up the faster surfaces just a bit, there should be a lot more winners then unforced errors.
Odd that Roland Garros has almost as many winners as Wimbledon does. Oh wait, no it's not. That's because RG is ridiculous fast for a claycourt.