Tennis has always been a game of skill. With modern racket technology, shots today have way more spin and power than before. Commencing with the rise of Federer, the game has changed to being “all court – all shots” . This has led to some incredible rallies and long see-saw 5 plus hour matches.
The match between Isner and Mahut confirms that tennis is now a game of endurance as well as skill. Every quality of a good athlete is a basic requisite of a top tennis player: stamina, quickness, precision, timing, strength and most of all focus and mentle toughness. A tennis Pro plays entirely alone, without support or coaches. To be successful they have to be, quite simply, the most complete athletes in the world.