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Old 08-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Limpinhitter View Post
I think Tilden's serve, forehand and movement would be great in any era. His backhand, however, would be vulnerable today. He'd have to improve it to be competitive, IMO.
Must say I also find his FH more than just "somewhat archaic," at least from what little I've seen. I'm not one to buy the ca***** about the "evolution" of the game, but in Tilden's case I do think the evolution has indeed taken place.

Of course that's not to say he wouldn't be great today. He'd be a different player if he honed his game in this era, but with the same amount of talent.
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