Originally Posted by Mick3391
Yea Pete was great on clay! Pete is GREAT, but there is a huge difference in surfaces. If he played on todays slow surfaces he'd be in trouble, big trouble.
Fed managed to adapt and still hold a winning record against his opponents, Nadal? Yea take away clay, have Fed not play RG like Conners, and Fed is leading Nadal.
Don't just compare era's with era's, but conditions, court surfaces, equipement, etc.
Pete defeated Federer on "today's" surfaces in an exo, remember. I know that was just an exo, but it seemed that there were times during the match when Pete's slots on his ground strokes were really finding their mark, despite that Roger seemed at times to be trying earnestly to silence Pete's game. If Pete were a young man peaking today, I believe that he actually could boss a few of today's top ten around off the ground, to say nothing of his serve.