Originally Posted by sunof tennis
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.
All of these strange comparisons of if the courts were faster and what if poly was not allowed. And fed would be affected less without poly than other players would be. These are beyond hilarious!
How about living in reality instead of all of this woulda, coulda shoulda fantasy land that so many here seem to reside in.