Next tennis generation keeps getting better. Where will it end?
Posted by tennisplanet on September 3, 2008
Will tennis one day compete with NBA? Aren’t those the biggest strongest athletes on the planet? With the speed tennis players are getting taller and bigger, where else can this lead to?
Each generation clearly is heaving a sigh of relief that they were able to get their share of hardware before the next bigger and better one took over. Can you imagine Laver even winning ONE Grand Slam in his entire career with his physical prowess?
How about Connors, McEnroe, Borg and Agassi? They wouldn’t stand a chance. It won’t be too long before Federer will be feeling the same, if he is not sensing it already. I think by year end if not by February next year, no one in the top ten will be under 6′.
Add all the technology and you will be looking at rockets flying across the court. You will need replays in slow motion to just see the freaking ball, similar to the stupidity of ice hockey, where you cannot even see the freaking puck more than half the freaking time.
You think Agassi is glad he got out with what he got before the onslaught began? You bet!!! At a mere 5’10” he wouldn’t have had a chance no matter how much skill he had. Just the speed, power and wing span needed today to barely survive on the tour is mind boggling.
Why do you think Ferrer and Davydenko are feeling the pain? They are today’s Agassis and McEnroes run over by giants with power and muscle.
Can you see the day when 7’2″ guys will roam the tennis circuit and tie break will be the thing of the past? Hasn’t the trend already started? What do you think these clowns are doing – Karlovic, Isner, Querrey, Cilic, Del Potro?