Originally Posted by TheNatural
Fed was very inconsistent pre poly. They all wouldn't be as successful if they all had to play in the 90's without poly.
Agreed here. Fed was extremely inconsistent during the pre-poly era and very error prone. While he also would probably have the best shot at success in the 90s out of the top 4 guys, he also most likely wouldn't have the same amount of success as he had from 00s'-on either.
He would have to go for more and play more high risk tennis, thus meaning more errors.. He wouldn't just get to live at the baseline and get to get in his groove.. He wasn't the best server around, and his net game isn't the best either.
The French also played as slow as Monte Carlo just about in the 90s lets not forget. Which takes some of Fed's game away