Which do you think would be harder bring a player from the past to the present or sending a present player back. A few things to keep in mind. Present being 1990-now Past being prior to 1975 time period Past to Present - The balls will be moving at faster speeds. - Booming first serves and forehands. - Slower courts and hard courts. - Different style of play with heavy emphasis on baseline game. - Longer more grueling rallies at the baseline instead of long intricate net exchanges. - New technology creating heavy spin. - Size and physique of athletes. Present to Past - Faster courts. - Smaller rackets - Wood compared to graphite causing for different game. - Weaker serves due to old technology - Less baseline bashing more net game needed - More about technical skills than power - etc. So now here are a couple of questions. Which situation would work better? Which players from each era would adapt better and who would have it worst? I think Pancho Gonzales would fair the best from past to present. His serve would be strengthened by the new technology and he had tons of weapons at his disposal. I think with his heightened serve he could be a strong force in the game..would he share the same success I am not sure but I think he would grab a couple slams and be between 8-12 range. Of course I think he would do even worse on clay than he did back in his time frame, but he would probably be the king of indoors and grass. Worst from that period not sure... I think going back honestly Federer or Sampras would fair the best. Not sure who would do better, want to say Federer just because he has a little more all court game, but the two of them have a more traditional style game and it would probably pan out better. Though I would be interested to see Guga as he always had an interesting style for a clay court specialist as he could construct good points at the net. I think the one who would fair the worst would be Roddick, his serve is his best weapon and his fallback. He has decent all court game, but it is emphasized by his ability to control his service games and I think it would fail him with the old technology. He would still have his 'big serve' but he would not be able to do much about it, because he is poor at the net and his serve would go useless as he would not jump on it at the net. As in for which is easier...it is a toss up but I honestly think it depends on the player, though I imagine most of the old would find it easier going to the current generation as they have better developed well rounded games.