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1969hoo

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Watching the 'end' of serve and volley tennis on tennis channel.


This is the 2000 Wimbledon final between Sampras and Rafter and Both guys are playing serve and volley. This must have been before Wimbledon changed the type of grass when the ball once skidded and stayed low.

I have always thought it was a shame that racquet and string technology that allowed more spin and power on shots eliminated serve and volley tennis from being an effective way to win at the highest or really any level of tennis. Nowadays guys and girls just whale away from the baseline with only a few forays to the net off of short balls. You have to be pretty old to have even seen serve and volley tennis.

Oh well I guess that is progress and I am just an old guy on a computer yearning for the good old days.





[Post edited by 1969hoo at 05/12/2020 12:14PM]

Posted: 05/12/2020 at 10:20AM



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