Your dislike of Zverev..

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hugobosstachini

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I'm exaggerating a little, but I don't think a guy with his height can remain injury-free for long playing professional tennis.
Lebron is 33, 203cm and has never had any serious injury. All tall people are not built the same.

The problem in tennis is that that the top tier tall very athletic guys do not consider tennis as an option. Tennis only gets the bottom basket like Isner or Karlovic. The "tall people can't move" or "are injury prone" is a myth in this era. I was seeing this rookie, 213cm, #1 or 2 pick in the draft and he has one of the best footspeed people has ever seen for someone this tall. He has the foot speed of a mid-size forward.

That said, I do admit that it can be an issue for some guys but it depends on their genetics.
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
I think tennis needed someone, anyone of the younger generation to step up but...whoo boy that was some press conference. He did not endear himself to anyone at all. Yikes.
The problem with Zeverev is that he does come across as arrogant at times. His comments at this press conference were stupid and, hopefully, the result of being tired after losing a match he thought he had won. I very much enjoyed the match from the middle of the second set till the end and was happy that Stefanos won. It is good for the game to have several competitive younger players who can give the older greats a hard time.
 
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Lebron is 33, 203cm and has never had any serious injury. All tall people are not built the same.

The problem in tennis is that that the top tier tall very athletic guys do not consider tennis as an option. Tennis only gets the bottom basket like Isner or Karlovic. The "tall people can't move" or "are injury prone" is a myth in this era. I was seeing this rookie, 213cm, #1 or 2 pick in the draft and he has one of the best footspeed people has ever seen for someone this tall. He has the foot speed of a mid-size forward.

That said, I do admit that it can be an issue for some guys but it depends on their genetics.
Don't agree, I think basketball is a different skill set than tennis. When you see really big (tall or bulky) guys run really fast at the nfl combine for example, keep in mind that's short burst distances in a straight line. A different thing from tennis movement. Basketball, even though it incorporates movement plenty, is also different than the specific type of agility and footwork needed.

In a purely movement standpoint, the guys under 6'3 are always going to have an advantage.

On the other hand, under 6 feet hurts power to an extent and court coverage based on reach etc.

That is why most of the best players are in this range.
 
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