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Old Jul 20, 2006, 7:55 AM   #1
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 8:39 AM   #2
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Never been to a pro tennis match - that would be kinda cool. I used to follow it quite a bit back in the 80s and 90s but I don't like the way it's progressed - it's too much of a power game anymore - especially the men. Too many aces. And the women seem to be all about grunting and shouting. It's one sport I still like the 'old day's of Mcenroe, Connors, Bjorg, etc. I can appreciate they're great athletes but it just doesn't seem to be as interesting as it used to be. Still, a place like Wimbeldon - just the history of the place - it would be awesome to be part of that!!
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Nah, don't believe everything you read in the papers. Power has calmed down a bit these days. Ivanisevic no longer playes, Roddick is off the boil and none of the top 10 players have what you'd call a devastating serve. Yes, they do hit the ball hard but can't do it all the time cause a) unforced errors go up and b) if the other guy gets it back you don't have enough time to recover.



Same with the women's game. Less power now than 3-4 years ago.



I watched McEnroe play against Ancic last year and there was little difference in power in my opinion. Touch and feel are still rare qualities which as a top player you must possess if you're gonna survive in the long run.



Also, surfaces (including Wimbledon) are getting slower.
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