Originally Posted by Prisoner of Birth
Tennis today is skills and athleticism. Back then it was just skills. We might enjoy skills more but athleticism is very important to winning matches, as Nadal and Djokovic are proving.
You are right.And while some guys like Laver,Gonzales,Hoad and Newcombe were just as much atheltic as any current player, skill was much more rewarded, just the oppoiste than today.federer is the only guy that mixes up both things in the right way, and if you gave him a wooden racket and a good volley, he would fit perfectly well in the 80īs.