Barnburner Poll: Age of Legends

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Who wins between a 35 year old Agassi and 39 year old Ken Rosewall at the U.S. Open?

Poll closed Aug 23, 2013.
  1. Agassi

    72.0%
  2. Rosewall

    28.0%
  1. NatF

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    It would be better to compare Connors and Federer rather than Connors and Agassi. Agassi did alot better versus Federer than Rosewall against Connors.
    Agassi in his book says that he was redlining his game to keep up with Federer, he was hitting the ball extremely hard off the ground. Agassi put in a better performance. So unless Connors was much better than Federer I think Agassi should have the edge.
     
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    Given that these "I like (insert first player's name), but the only reason he won x slams was because (insert second player's name) wasn't in his era" are popping up all over, I'd like to remind posters that my threads, sometimes maligned by my critics, have generally produced interesting, thought-provoking and yes, comical, discussions. At their best, they've transcended the Boards.

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    Ah, 17-7. There are many ways to interpret this distribution.
     
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    We all know Rosewall had the unbelievable slice....using that thing almost like how Graf did. But, none of that would matter against Agassi. This would be beatdown central.
     
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  5. BobbyOne

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    Qubax, You are victim of the same mistake made by many posters: Rosewall had not only "the unbelievable slice". He varied much with his bh and often played it as a hard-hitting drive...

    Furthermore it was more consistent than all Agassi shots.
     
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    Red Alert!

    All posters, red alert! We have a poster lost in deep space. Luckily, Chopin is in the captain's chair of a Galaxy class starship: "Engage."

    Agassi's backhand was one of the most consistent shots ever. And that's consistent against big hitters in the modern era, not hitting at slower pace with wood.
     
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    Five star thread.

    Wait until I introduce some new Masterpiece Collections.
     
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  9. joe sch

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    The answer is really very simple:

    Rosewall wins if played with wood rackets
    Agassi wins if played with graphite rackets

    Will not respond to the poll since this criteria is not covered
     
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