This final is shockingly bad to watch. Tennis will die when Federer retires. Everyone will just watch his highlights on YouTube.

SamprasisGOAT

Professional
I really think the way tennis is going it’s only a matter of time before it’s gone. Well gone as we know it anyway.

The court speeds are a total mess. People stand 10 yards behind the baseline and trade shots until someone gets tired. Hardly any skill involved.

Look I don’t even mind the racket tech improving year after year. I don’t mind that because it’s fair for everyone. But the court speeds make this beautiful sport an endurance battle.

Balls being a lot more fluffy matter abit also. But the courts are a disgrace.

Clay courters are racking up records on traditionally attacking tennis courts.

I can take Federer beating my idols records. Because he deserves it. He’s the true greatest. But nadal? Sorry it’s bollox and he will single handily kill this great sport.

Atp head your head in shame.
 

Moses85

Rookie
I really think the way tennis is going it’s only a matter of time before it’s gone. Well gone as we know it anyway.

The court speeds are a total mess. People stand 10 yards behind the baseline and trade shots until someone gets tired. Hardly any skill involved.

Look I don’t even mind the racket tech improving year after year. I don’t mind that because it’s fair for everyone. But the court speeds make this beautiful sport an endurance battle.

Balls being a lot more fluffy matter abit also. But the courts are a disgrace.

Clay courters are racking up records on traditionally attacking tennis courts.

I can take Federer beating my idols records. Because he deserves it. He’s the true greatest. But nadal? Sorry it’s bollox and he will single handily kill this great sport.

Atp head your head in shame.
Tennis died when Sampras retired.
 

AceSalvo

Legend
I really think the way tennis is going it’s only a matter of time before it’s gone. Well gone as we know it anyway.

The court speeds are a total mess. People stand 10 yards behind the baseline and trade shots until someone gets tired. Hardly any skill involved.

Look I don’t even mind the racket tech improving year after year. I don’t mind that because it’s fair for everyone. But the court speeds make this beautiful sport an endurance battle.

Balls being a lot more fluffy matter abit also. But the courts are a disgrace.

Clay courters are racking up records on traditionally attacking tennis courts.

I can take Federer beating my idols records. Because he deserves it. He’s the true greatest. But nadal? Sorry it’s bollox and he will single handily kill this great sport.

Atp head your head in shame.
It will take a nose dive after Fed retires. LOL. ATP will be lucky to get anything going. The quality of the current Next Gen is equally bad as the Lost Gen.
 

Nadal_King

Professional
Well to answer your claims, not every grand slam final can be an epic every sport has its fair shares of epic and duds also but a sport never dies, big matches like wimb 19,aus 17 will always keeps tennis in a healthy state infact add onto its followers.Regarding court speed I think its a medium speed court but since both are standing far back today it seems as if its slow but that is due to a tactical approach by both guys they won't see whether its good for audience or not they are here to win.
 

robert.s

Professional
Tennis will never die, but Federer is the last one from a bygone era of playing in a certain way, with elegance, creativity and artistry. Every other guy on tour today is playing the same baseline game based on power and endurance, with little variations.

I am watching the final a bit and this Medvedev guy is actually trying to out-rally Nadal. No creativity, just bashing forehand and two handers one after another.
 

robert.s

Professional
It is a great Slam final. Fantastic. Medvedev broke Nadal in the third.

(If my comment is spoiler so is this thread discussing the quality of the match before the match has finished).
Nadal will win in 3. Easy win. You can't out-Nadal Nadal. It's physics.
 

AceSalvo

Legend
Medvdv breaking back is now going to gain him 1000's of fans. (y)

According to some, this is how fans are created. I know I didn't become a Fed fan just because he defeated Sampras. His game was smooth and balanced. Good luck to ATP.

As OP mentioned, there is always and will be always "Youtube".
 

SamprasisGOAT

Professional
look I may sound abit of a Sampras fan boy but to be honest I’m proud of that and I still watch his matches most days on YouTube. Along with a whole host of other players. Federer, Becker, wawrinka, henman, Stich to name a few favourites.

The truth is Sampras was the goat but now Federer has surpassed him. Feds won all 4 and is more all round than Pete. Sampras still wins on grass and fast hardcourt prime for prime.

I don’t even include nadal or Djokovic in the conversation. The tour has changed so much since 1970 the slam count is now irrelevant. Well done atp you ****ing clowns.

This tennis is unbearable in 2019.
 

SamprasisGOAT

Professional
look I may sound abit of a Sampras fan boy but to be honest I’m proud of that and I still watch his matches most days on YouTube. Along with a whole host of other players. Federer, Becker, wawrinka, henman, Stich to name a few favourites.

The truth is Sampras was the goat but now Federer has surpassed him. Feds won all 4 and is more all round than Pete. Sampras still wins on grass and fast hardcourt prime for prime.

I don’t even include nadal or Djokovic in the conversation. The tour has changed so much since 1970 the slam count is now irrelevant. Well done atp you ****ing clowns.

This tennis is unbearable in 2019.
Connors played in an era with 2 slams a year in his prime. Borg McEnroe never played Australia. The slam count is irrelevant
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
This is what happens when you talk before the match is finished. This match is much better than the 2017 and 2018 finals.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Medvdv breaking back is now going to gain him 1000's of fans. (y)

According to some, this is how fans are created. I know I didn't become a Fed fan just because he defeated Sampras. His game was smooth and balanced. Good luck to ATP.

As OP mentioned, there is always and will be always "Youtube".
What a Nadal hater, criticizing everything Medvedev does just to make him look an easy opponent. Yeah, Medevedev winning the 3th set is irrelevant.

(Again if my comment is spoiler so is this thread in the general discussion, discussing the match before the match has even finished).
 
I thought the first set was poor quality, but that it has picked up since then. I've enjoyed the players coming in to the net a bit, and Medvedev showed some guts winning the third set to force a fourth.
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
I imagine if people hate playing junkballers, they’d hate watching a junkballer even more :laughing:

I’m really enjoying seeing how Rafa takes on this maddening challenge
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Outlaw poly strings and make them play with wood racquets. I'm serious.
Limit string stiffness to 150 and racquet head size to 90 and the problem would be solved.

The grinders would still have way better equipment to grind with than Borg did, but it would at least be possible to play all court tennis.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Look I don’t even mind the racket tech improving year after year. I don’t mind that because it’s fair for everyone. But the court speeds make this beautiful sport an endurance battle.

Balls being a lot more fluffy matter abit also. But the courts are a disgrace.

Clay courters are racking up records on traditionally attacking tennis courts.
Speed the courts up with 100 square inch racquets strung with RPM Blast and you'll just see more aces.

It's the equipment that has killed all court tennis.
 

joaovitorss

New User
Do you really think this final was "shockingly bad" to watch?? One of the best and most exiciting match this year for sure. How both players overcame themselves and fought till the last point. You can see that by how Nadal was very emotional after winning, even though he has won so many titles of this kind already.
 
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