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Old 07-31-2007, 10:08 AM   #15
Moose Malloy
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In case you didn't notice the number of unforced errors keeps increasing and the number of winners keeps decreasing.
There were far more errors in the wood racquet era & far less winners. The equipment(racquets & strings) today has drastically reduced the margin for era(look at some of those wimbledon matches, gasquet had 90 winners & 20 errors vs Roddick, that is simply impossible with wood racquets, regardless of superior fitness, athleticism, technique of todays players compared to the 70s)
Djokovic, Ginepri & Robredo hit with woodies earlier this year & said it would be impossible for them to play the same way(swing hard & freely) as they do with modern racquets, saying that they would have to play 'safer' in order to do win with those racquets.
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