Originally Posted by HRB
Gains in athleticism, fitness, and strength are the reasons the game is so physically grueling...these guys would hit a rocket ball with anything, it is just in the modern game their opponents have the speed and strength to actually get to it!
Agree with this. But if the ATP sped the balls and courts up to shorten the points, it would help.
Can't hold back the progress of the tennis stick tech - golf tried and got destroyed in court.
And since these 'discussions' always come back to Nadal, his 8 hr practices with ankle weights, probably did more to him than anything. Or maybe bad knees runs in the family?