Originally Posted by TheNatural
Surprising that the Fed didn't mention anything about the poly, maybe because it benefits his game too much.
"Federer believes slower courts and balls, combined with improved fitness levels, may have tipped the balance too far in favour of those for whom no ball is unreachable."
I think Federer played pretty well with all gut strings. I may be wrong but didn't he beat Pete with all gut in his PS85 at Wimbledon in 2001?
I don't deny that having poly in his crosses helps Fed (as poly does almost all tour players-heck it even helps my crappy 4.5 game). However, if we took away poly strings and modern racquets, in my opinion, Federer's game would be less affected than most of the players.