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Old 11-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #187
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Originally Posted by lendlmac View Post
80's Tennis

Federer, Nadal and Djokovic would have been burried and burned by the overwhelmingly fast , slick courts and fast serve and volley tennis of this Golden Era of Tennis....I do not se Federer "hanging with the Big Boys of the 80's:

Connors, Borg, McEnroe, Lendl, Wilander, Mecir, Gerulitis, Becker, Edberg, Gilbert, Forget, Noah, Cash, Jarryd, Curren, Krickstein, Mayotte, Leconte, Vilas, Clerc, Pernfors
What are you talking about? Four of the first five names you list are decidedly not serve and volley players. And most players stayed back and rallied from the baseline with great frequency, especially on slower surfaces. I think Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic all could have succeeded in those conditions.
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