But why are you so sure "more athletic tennis" is what most people want to see? More people tune into ESPN to watch poker than to watch today's tennis. Are they tuning in to watch more athletic poker?This has nothing to do with wooden rackets. It has everything to do with personalty. The players now, in my opinion, play much more exciting athletic tennis... but their personality is non-existent. People loved to see Mcenroe yell at umps and Connors being a maniac. Nothing like that exists now to attract non-tennis fans.
More people enjoyed watching the cerebral strategic tennis of yesteryear than the "wham-bam-thank-you ma'am" endless rallies tennis of today.