Originally Posted by tennisaddict
Legendary tennis player Boris Becker rated Roger Federer very highly and said due to his sound technique the Swiss probably could have been the only player to have competed successfully in the "serve and volley" era.
"The reason why Federer is still successful at the age of 31 is because he has got a good technique. He can play from the baseline and when he has to, he can also come to the net more often than other players," Becker said during an event.
"I don't think (Rafael) Nadal or (Novak) Djokovic would have been so successful in the era of serve and volley but Federer could have played," the German added.
Isn't it much more than that, I mean Borg and Conners were more baseliners and did well, I think it's more that the courts were much faster, so they would struggle, while someone like Fed would have won many more GS's than he has on the slower surfaces of today.