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Chopin 09-27-2009 07:21 PM

Federer & Wawrinka v. Laver & Roche
 
It's here! Repeat: the thread you've all been waiting for is here!

Who wins this epic doubles matchup on hardcourts (medium paced)? All players are in their primes and using MODERN racquets.

Let's see if you guys will choose the sensible option.

timnz 09-27-2009 08:47 PM

Answer is simple with a little rephrasing
 
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Originally Posted by Chopin (Post 3979956)
It's here! Repeat: the thread you've all been waiting for is here!

Who wins this epic doubles matchup on hardcourts (medium paced)? All players are in their primes and using MODERN racquets.

Let's see if you guys will choose the sensible option.

To make the competition more fair how about having, in addition to the match up you propose above, a doubles match with the same pairing with 1960's wooden rackets on a fast 1960's grass surface.

Then the answer is simple - Federer Wawrinka win the former match and Laver/Roche win the latter match.

Question: I wonder why when people create imaginary matchups they always load things to favour the current players. People think that players from the 1960's would have no chance against the players today. And that is true, using the current equipment and conditions. But it is equally true that the players of today would have no chance against the players of the 1960's if playing with wooden rackets on the fast indoor or grass surfaces they had then. So given that consideration it is impossible to say who is better.

Chopin 09-27-2009 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by timnz (Post 3980176)
To make the competition more fair how about having, in addition to the match up you propose above, a doubles match with the same pairing with 1960's wooden rackets on a fast 1960's grass surface.

Then the answer is simple - Federer Wawrinka win the former match and Laver/Roche win the latter match.

Question: I wonder why when people create imaginary matchups they always load things to favour the current players. People think that players from the 1960's would have no chance against the players today. And that is true, using the current equipment and conditions. But it is equally true that the players of today would have no chance against the players of the 1960's if playing with wooden rackets on the fast indoor or grass surfaces they had then. So given that consideration it is impossible to say who is better.

Yes, this poll is meant to favor the current players. That's precisely the point of it. It's a shot at the TW Historians (one of whom told me that Laver would beat modern pros using a wooden racquet while the modern pros used graphite).

jnd28 09-28-2009 10:59 AM

Not sure how good of a doubles team roche and laver would be, but my guess is that they would prevail. They played more doubles and were better at it than Fed and Stan. Although I think that roche and laver would win, Roche with Newk, and Laver with Emmo would be better teams. Lefty/righty combo with proven Grand Slam history.

boredone3456 09-28-2009 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Chopin (Post 3980442)
Yes, this poll is meant to favor the current players. That's precisely the point of it. It's a shot at the TW Historians (one of whom told me that Laver would beat modern pros using a wooden racquet while the modern pros used graphite).

so basically you created a poll and thread with no value just to try and make someone else look bad? Fail....

diredesire 09-28-2009 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Chopin (Post 3980442)
Yes, this poll is meant to favor the current players. That's precisely the point of it. It's a shot at the TW Historians (one of whom told me that Laver would beat modern pros using a wooden racquet while the modern pros used graphite).

So you'd say this is a personal attack, then?


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