PDA

View Full Version : Question: What if a Pure Drive went back in time machine


gymrat76
01-29-2009, 11:42 PM
What if a Pure Drive (PD) and its heavy top spin playing owner went back to 80's in a time machine..How do you think he would do against players of all the classic racquets (both wood and early graphites) we talk about here?

Of course, assuming the level of tennis this PD player and his classic-racquet-holding opponents are the same (80's player holding a classic = his level is in 80's terms for a player; late 2000's player = his level is judged in today's terms)

-Who do you think will win?
- Do you think PD player will do any better against players in higher rating than himself?

Rorsach
01-29-2009, 11:50 PM
The modern player will win, but that's more due to how the game of tennis has changed over the last 25 years.

plasma
02-03-2009, 10:46 PM
extreme topspin might drive the old schoolers to tears, hate to say it...I wanna jump into the time machine rescue a few new gtx's and st.vincent's, as well as the entire cast of Different Strokes....whatcha talkin about gymrat????

mawashi
02-04-2009, 05:51 AM
What if a Pure Drive (PD) and its heavy top spin playing owner went back to 80's in a time machine..How do you think he would do against players of all the classic racquets (both wood and early graphites) we talk about here?

Of course, assuming the level of tennis this PD player and his classic-racquet-holding opponents are the same (80's player holding a classic = his level is in 80's terms for a player; late 2000's player = his level is judged in today's terms)

-Who do you think will win?
- Do you think PD player will do any better against players in higher rating than himself?

That depends on how long back you go back to.

1980s when Sampras dominated n the guy will be laughing stock on the fast courts.

He may have to go back far enough that the spin shot is not only effective but there was no way to counter it.

Perhaps pre Lendl with those tiny frames.

mawashi