“Modern tennis is more about biomechanics than talent”

In recent weeks, famous personalities from the world of tennis have expressed their opinion on the new generation of athletes. In particular, Toni Nadal sent a clear message by exploiting the withdrawal of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The Spanish coach, through the editorial published in the newspaper El Pais, somehow criticized a certain style of play. A style of play characterized by the power of shots and not oriented to give a show to the public.

“With Tsonga, there is a style that I believe will have completely disappeared in a few years. The tennis of the player who plays more with the heart than with the technique and who tends to involve the public more than complete and perfect athletes .

Today, there are only robots”, according to Toni.

Adriano Panatta: “Tennis has totally changed”

During the fifth edition of the Filming Italy Sardegna Festival by Tiziana Rocca and in the remarks reported by the ANSA press agency, Adriano Panatta also spoke about the changes taking place in the circuit.

He explained: “Tennis is certainly not what it used to be, it is now more biomechanical than talented. Everything is practiced by super trained athletes, bigger, stronger and faster than before: talent, given the extreme speed, a more difficult to emerge.

Tennis has totally changed. There is a lot more professionalism, interests and business. Think that in my time, when I had to play abroad, I was the one who bought the ticket and then went to Fiumicino”

Panatta was not only one of the greatest Italian tennis champions, but also a motorsport pilot at sea. “How did I get here? It’s simple: my two great passions are the sea and motors and so I could only practice this sport which I have been practicing for 25 years, much longer than tennis.

A sport in which I risked dying at least three or four times, but if you have that passion in you, go ahead and do it by taking risks.

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