not really. when you think about it logically, how big is a tennis ball? if skill is up to par, you really don't need much surface area on a racquet to hit that tiny ball. 85 sq.in. is plenty big to hit such a tiny ball. :)
it's funny how during the period that the grasscourts were dominated by S&V's that many wanted to slow the courts down so that more rallies can happen. now that they've done that, people want to go back to fast grass to bring back the S&V.
can't we all just get along?:confused:
it's not a dumb statement. safin beat federer and federer gave all he got in that match. he simply was outhit by safin and overpowered that match.
a normal match for fed during that time would have been a victory for him.