(Players had to adjust to current conditions. People didn't want to see any more this scenario ... 1. serve 2. run to the net/volley 3. finish the point.Modern players are 'products' of modern surfaces.)
it's not that simple.
They got rid of carpet. They slowed down most surfaces, there's almost no grass season, even what's on grass there are only like 3-4 weeks in a years that's played on REAL grass.
All of this produced youngers to play marathon men tennis at what cost. They realized single handed backhand is not efficient as 2 handed(although debatable) so its pretty much extinct right now.
I find 30+ rallies(grinding/pushing) with no tendency to attach BORING AS HELL tennis, and I'm really doubting that the majority of the fans like it.
But who does? Can we turn to the media and marketing? They sure benefit the most with long matches zooming in their fancy brands every second, so many sponsors need to be mentioned/shown on TV.
Tennis is really dying due to this, because I really don't see any evolution of tennis in this consuming society ridden by the media.
Everything today is turned into dramatization and entertainment. Players are just the tools of these snobs who alter the sport so they can benefit from it.
Thank god that there are still active players who defy such things. Uncompromising and clean tennis is what I wanna see more.
Maybe the fans will soon realize its not about quantity(match length) but about quality shotmaking. Most of these fans are too brainwashed by the media and their perception of the tennis, unfortunately.