Who would you believe, me or your lying eyes? In another thread an industry marketing rep asserted that there's no real distinction between "traditional" tennis and "modern" tennis. He said the distinction is artificial. Here for your consideration are two videos. The first is Laver vs Roche at the 1969 A0. The second is Djoker vs Nadal at the 2012 AO. I'm sorry, but there's no way to put this delicately. To assert that there's no distinction between these two styles of play one must be a blind or seriously incapable of even rudimentary critical thought. I asked my 12 year old to review the two films and he immediately ticked off numerous differences between the two styles of play. And this ain't even high speed film! Laver vs Roche: Traditional Tennis 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaN2h21ANs Djoker vs Nadal: Modern Tennis 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urn4a2VgvgI Strokes, pace, shot selection, patterns of play, movement: they're all very different. Maybe that marketing rep was confused since both videos involve two men hitting a ball over a net with racquets?