Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
Peak Federer is not a 9.5 or 10 out of 10 in all areas. His serve is about an 8.5, his backhand, volleys, and return of serve and probably no more than a 7. Someone like Hoad who at his best was overpowering and absolutely brilliant off every single shot would beat Federer in a peak on peak match.
Yes i saw Hoad play when at his peak and many other of the past great champions Conzales, Rosewall, Laver,Emerson, Segura,Sedgman.I know it is differcult to compare i guess if we put the modern racquet in the hand of the past players and see how they go remember Hoad and Conzales were hitting the ball as hard as many today.Roger Federer is a great champion he has proved that, in a dream match against Hoad well i may be a bit bais i think i would put my money on Lew his game was electrifying when at his best.TomWill