The "incredible" Spaghetti racquet used by Nastase is a Myth Nastase used the spaghetti racquet to snap Vilas' world record winning streak. Vilas cried like a baby and simply quit in the second set. His coach Tiriac then used his political clout to make this racquet the first illegal racquet in the history of tennis. I am here to say that the effeciveness of the Spaghetti string is a myth! I personally just bought an adidas racquet (the Lendl one) which is spaghetti strung on ****.....and its really not that big of a deal. It is silent when you hit it and you can get some wicked spin....but the power sucks!! This racquet does not give players an unfair advantage. You are not able to hit kickers over the fence as the "legend" says you can. It is a real shame that this racquet was made illegal simply for political reasons. It would have added a new dimension to the game. You would see power players vs. Spin doctors. Personally, I lost my match using the spaghetti...the power is terrible.