In the land of the giants

It's good to be a big man in tennis these days -- well, most of the time

Updated: August 27, 2013, 10:32 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- I've never been a particular fan of "big man tennis," the phenomenon of basketball-sized players crushing massive serves and forehands, often at the expense of quickness and variety and completeness, sweeping the tennis world. Fighting the tide, however, would be like lamenting the existence of the 3-point shot. There's no going back. The game is being transformed into the land of the giants, and Tuesday's trip around the grounds proved the future nears only too well.

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