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When are we going to admit men's tennis is in a slump and to be honest, one of its lowest quality in the last two decades? Men's tennis presently, as a lifelong tennis fan, is boring. Djokovic is not playing at his best but still ends up winning.Murray seems to be lacking motivation since his first child's birth. Nadal is giving it his all but quality is not there! Federer is brilliant in phases but no longer in form for Grand Slam best-of-five-set matches for seven matches. Next generation has fizzled.
Maybe it is time for the men to play with the women's balls and create a more variety and support more attacking players. Increase grass length in Wimbledon with less fuzz balls and let the game reward some power tennis attack games.
—Subhadeep from Cincinnati, Ohio
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