Re: Your today's top 10 with the 80's racquets
With the 80s racquets it's more about technique and less about power and spin.
And the 80s courts were faster as well.
So we can say - all in all, very general - grass court specialists from today or players with nice technique (and probably more with offensive gamestyles) would have more chances.
Federer would probably be the best with those racquets.
Haas, Haase, F. Mayer, Mahut, Llodra or Tomic would have been very good with those racquets.
Players like Nadal, Djokovic, Murray or Ferrer probably prefer the modern racquets from today.
Today, the rallies between Lu and Tipsarevic were a bit of a reminder of older times because Lu plays with so much technique.
I think that the moment he touches the ball in every shot is very short.
The best example of a player from today who plays like in the 80s or 90s is on the women's side:
Kimiko Date Krumm.
Her racquet is very big and special, and her technique is very special.
She touches the ball for only a very short time.
All in all,
players from today who only a short time period of touching the ball.
A short "contact point",
because with those older racquets you can't play with longer "contact point".
Titel [FITD]: Sydney 2012, Memphis 2013, French Open 2013, s'Hertogenbosch 2014, Metz 2014, Auckland 2015, Hamburg 2016, Halle 2017 & Wimbledon 2017
[Suic. T.]: Shanghai 2012, Montpellier 2013, Winner of WTF London 2013, Barçelona 2014, Winstom Salem 2015 & Shanghai 2016
[TT Singles]: Challenger Rennes 2014
[TT Doubles] 4 Challenger Titel (seit 2012)
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Last edited by RNW; 06-14-2012 at 11:01 PM.