Originally Posted by BreakPoint
That's exactly it. Not everyone plays the "modern game". Plenty of recreational players out there do not. Heck, even that WTA pro Hsieh beat Robson in the final of the WTA tournament in Guangzhou last week by hitting slice forehands.
BTW, guys like Borg and Vilas were hitting with plenty of topspin with their 65 sq. in. racquets and super dense 18x20 string patterns back in the 1970's. Sampras also generated more spin on his serves than most other pros with his 85 sq. in. racquet back in the 1990's.
It's true, although Borg and Vilas did so with slower swing speeds, and supreme technique.