Originally Posted by mightyrick
I absolutely agree that Nadal would be excellent in any era. Just as I believe Laver would be excellent in any era.
But Nadal wouldn't be great because of his great topspin. Not with a Maxply racquet. It isn't happening. I believe in Laver's era, Nadal would develop the necessary touch and net game required in that era -- and be successful.
But the things that give him success in this era, are not the things that would make him successful in Laver's era.
This. People don't seem to get that Nadal is a product of the generation he plays in, and would learn, practice, and play differently if he was in a different era. The whole "stick a wooden racquet in his hand" argument is so pathetic it's ridiculous.