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Old 11-19-2012, 07:28 AM   #56
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Nice,except-THEY PLAYED WITH WOOD RACQUETS,,much harder to win a major with wood,,the new racquets are much more forgiving,give power,,jrs with modern rackets hit as hard as many in the field with wood racquets did,
wood racquet slam is worth 2 or 3 modern racquet slams, also the string technology was different,,Textured nylon cost a mint in those days,,nylon was the major string for many players--nat gut was for those that had excess cash. The smaller field proves the point that tennis was much more difficult then as it is now, hitting with wood-either your arm was the size of a tiger leg or you would find another sport,,I seen many try with wood racquets and then quit as it was very tough to play with a wood racquet and there arms were sore all the time.
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