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Old 11-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #15
lendlmac
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Still true, Federer's forehand today would not have been used in the 80's as the racquet technoligy and that Federer technique using a 90 sq in frame with Luxillon strings didn't allow that racquet head speed around the shoulder using natural gut or synthetic gut....

So Roger's game woudl have been "toned down" immensely..and woudl have been a serve and vollier ala stefan edberg...without that whipping forehand.

Lendl's forehand was the best in the game in the 80's, and Agassi had the best forehand in the 90's.... and Federers forehand of 2005-2012 is alien to the 80's and 90's forehands...

I do see Federer playing like Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Pat Cash, Derrick Rostagno, Guy Forget and Tim Mayotte-ese style of player...

So Federer would have won his share of GS, but Lendl woudl still have dominated the 80's, naturally...that is given.... but Federer woudl have cometed with the likes of Tim Mayotte, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Agassi and Chang.... while Lendl competes with Borg, McEnroe, Connors, Noah, Mecir, Wilander, Perfors, Gilbert etc...
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