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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal making tennis boring - Pat Cash

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal making tennis boring - Pat Cash
World No.1 candidate Rafael Nadal may believe that his generation in tennis has defined ages, but former Wimbledon champion and tennis expert Pat Cash does not agree with him somehow.

Most experts believe that the golden age of tennis is currently underway with the Big Four – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer all in their prime, but somehow former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash doesn’t seem to agree with the notion.

In his column for CNN, the Aussie pointed out the lack of versatility in today’s game and called the tennis of today “boring”. Cash then remembered the style of play from the eras gone by fondly, and talked about how the sport was more attacking – something that added entertainment value to men’s tennis.

“There’s an argument that this generation of men’s tennis is boring and I think it’s a valid one. It’s not boring to see two great players like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic compete in a final. What is getting mundane is watching the same tactic in every single match of every single Grand Slam for the last five or six years. Nowadays they all settle down and say ‘OK, this is going to be two hours of baseline rallies.’ The guy who outlasts the other one wins. It’s taken a lot of the skill out of tennis.”

“They are not better all-round players than the likes of Boris Becker or Pete Sampras. Boris and Pete were baseline players, they were attacking players and they could do it against baseliners like Mats Wilander or Andre Agassi. Now that was entertainment. You never knew which way it was going to go. Nadal and Djokovic are exceptional athletes, there’s no doubt about it, but to say they are better athletes than past greats like Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg is just nonsense. This is some crap drummed up by somebody and I think it’s an insult to past players. Modern players don’t dive around the net, they don’t deliver backhand smashes, they don’t have to twist and turn like past generations. Could modern players do that? We don’t know. What we do know is that they are incredibly good at retrieving shots from the back of the court.”

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Posted By theoh,   Posted about 303 days and 9 hours ago

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Pat Cash just wanted to make comparison between past generation of Boris Becker, Sampras and the current one of Djockvic

Posted By ilyaskhan,   Posted about 304 days and 3 hours ago

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Lets take the example the world longest match was played between former player not between the recent players

Posted By ilyaskhan,   Posted about 304 days and 3 hours ago

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No dout the former player are also great player's..

Posted By ilyaskhan,   Posted about 304 days and 3 hours ago

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Yes to every one their age is golden.. thats why the former's does'nt agree

Posted By fredphoesh,   Posted about 304 days and 22 hours ago

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Pat Cash may have a point about the lack of variety, particularly in nadal's big forehand topspin (yawn) game, but they are certainly better athletes than anybody else in tennis history. Cash was very lucky to be at the top of his game when there was a major LUL in the sport. He was one of the least talented wimbledon champions ever and would have been slaughtered by any one of the current top 10.

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