tennis tactics have changed since even 4 years ago...

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Arrak, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Arrak

    Arrak New User

    Jan 30, 2009
    i took a long break from tennis didn't play or watch it for 4 years. since the spring ive been back into it and loving it more then ever.

    but i do notice a difference in tactics.

    i remember 4 years ago i noticed among the top players that their was a lot of cross court exchanges. and not changeing stroke direction nearly as much.

    but now a lot of the players are mixing it up in terms of stroke direction. going crosscourt, then down the line, then cross court and down the line again.

    anyone else notice this?

    and why the sudden change?
  2. ArrowSmith

    ArrowSmith Banned

    Sep 4, 2009
    Maybe they were doing that back in the 90s?
  3. NamRanger

    NamRanger G.O.A.T.

    Oct 19, 2005
    Racquet technology allows them to do this along with the strings. Plus the fact that players are fitter, stronger, etc.
  4. dadozen

    dadozen Hall of Fame

    May 5, 2009
    It doesn't have much to do with racquet technologies, but mainly because today's game is mostly played from the baseline. So today's players have to develop better groundstrokes, which means knowing how and when to change the stroke direction, so they can move the player side-to-side to be able to finishi the point even from the baseline.

    Tennis from early 00's still had lots of S&V players( compared to nowadays ) so they didn't have to develop groundstrokes that much.

    I do agree that today's players being fitter and stronger also modifies how the game is played. It happened to all sports, not only tennis. If the player(s) are phisically stronger, you can demand more from them.

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