Originally Posted by batz
Because if returners like Nole and Murray know that you are going to come to the net on every first serve then you are going to spend a lot of time looking at your toes or the ball flying past you.
Have you seen what these guys do to Llodra/Steps etc?
Correct, even Federer was trying to press & get in more against Andy in the Oz Open semi-final.
Unfortunately Andy & Novak love a target , Rafa is no exception & to be frank, pretty well the top 100 will make it difficult for the volleyer.
Federer once commented that he didn't come in off his serve because he didn't like the uncertainty of being beaten by 1 hit...At that stage he was mixing it better from the back of the courts. Now it is even harder to get in and finish.