Originally Posted by always_crosscourt
... What you don't realise is that the pro's hit so much spin and pace that the ball is crossing the net some 20ft over the net, and the spin is pulling the shot down so aggressively that the shot can go at 200mph and still get dragged down well inside the baseline.
Prone to hyperbole much? I don't believe that we are discussing lobs in this thread. OTOH, Nadal can hit a rally ball more than 6 feet over the net with enough topspin to easily keep it in the court.