In the days of wood racquets a Player by the name of Ilie "Nasty" Nastase played a very interesting match against Guillermo Vilas. Vilas at the time held the world record for the most clay court wins in a row which was only now broken by Rafael Nadal. "Nasty" Nastase snapped Vilas' world record run using what is known as a spaghetti strung racquet. In fact Vilas became so frustrated that he didnt even finish that match. He just gave up and walked off the court. Vilas was completely frustrated. Immediately after the match Vilas and his coach Tiriac made some phone calls and used their political connections to immediately have the spaghetti racquet suspeneded form legal play. Later a court battle ensued and the racquet was declared illegal. Up to that point for hundreds of years there were no restrictions on tennis racquets. But now for the first time in history a racquet was made illegal. I guess when a guy like Vilas and Tiriac start screaming people really start to listen. But was the banning if the Spaghetti racquet correct? Although the spaghetti racquet did create spin it had virtually no power. Serve speeds wer about 40 mph at top speed. Clearly the invention of graphite & oversized racquets changed the game far more than spaghetti racquets did. Graphite & oversized racquets added so much power that the game changed forever. Players like Mcenroe were now faced with "Power tennis" and the era of serve and volley tennis was fast coming to an end. If Spaghetti racquets were brought back you would see a great contrast in styles....Power vs. Spin. Serve and Volley vs. Baseline. The fact that spaghetti strings were made illegal because of political connections has hurt the sport and has turned our sport into a one dimensional game. Spaghetti strings would bring back touch and finesse to the game.