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Old 01-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo View Post
Few reasons off the top of my head:

- Slower courts are giving the returner more time to make contact with the ball after the bounce.

- Racquet and strings technology makes it easy for players to rip passing shots, even off of returns.

- Add all of those points together, the server is still in no-man's and the return is either zipping past him/her, or dropping in front of him/her with some absurd angle.
I understand these points, but next time you watch a match pay attention to the return of the first serve when it isn't in the opponent's strike zone. It's almost always a floater that could be volleyed deep into a corner or sometimes even slam-dunked.
"Everybody wants to know what I'm on. What am I on? I'm on the court 6 hours a day, busting my a**. What are YOU on?" ~ Roger Federer, 05/29/2006
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