manutoo wrote:To most of the complainers,
I think you should really lower your consumption of drug, like really, a lot.
So, the new speed didn't change a thing on the return, if you return normally ; ie : you stand where the game puts you, and then you start to go left or right when your opponent serves. It's _exactly_ same than before. Take the needle out of your arm, smash your fix, throw your vodka away, and re-read this previous sentence 10 times, ok ?
If to return, you were going to the center of the court & then running to the side, then it's normal you get nailed by the new speed, though. But did you ever see any real tennis player doing this in a real tennis match in a real tournament, except in your psychotic hallucinations ?
If you do little left/right sidestep on the return, then check they are really little.
And globally, if you don't run all around when you should not, always guessing, you'll almost never be too much penalized by the new left/right speed conversion.
You sound a little disrespectful @drug and vodka stuff, i know you are joking but i am not.
Sorry Manutoo but i will talk for myself, who's saying this change affects the return of serve?
The change is more what comes after the serve and your own return, (*provided that i did not guess the return and aimed for a winner, which actually works with the game as it currently is), you have very little chance to get back into a rally. The only chance to make a rally going is to hit the shot deep, which does not happen every single time and once the ball is a little short you see the winner past by you. Wrong footing is a winner everytime, especially if the shot is hard. You can get back maybe 1, or 2 shots at most, but you end up hitting shorter and shorter (no footspeed to allow you to set up for a proper shot, or defend) and the posibility to win the point goes to praying that your oponnent misses the sitter.
Anyway you think you are affecting the players guessing during the rallies, you maybe think you are, but what you are creating NOW are players guessing on the returns of serve to hit their own winners. No rallies, this will actually be a paradise for serve/volley players because they wont be exposed from the back of the court with the game as it is...