> > If we had a team competition (of champions from recent years) who would
> > win
> > Lets say 4 men and 3 women
> > Team A (single handed backhand)
> > Sampras, Federer, Lendl, Mcenroe, Graf, Navratilova, Henin
> > Team B (double handed backhand)
> > Borg, Connors, Agassi, Wilander, Evert, Seles, Serena
> > What happens on?
> > 1) Clay - (most likely team B)
> > 2) Grass - (definitely team A)
> > 3) Outdoor Hard court - (both are about equal)
> > 4) Indoor hardcourt - (team A has a slight edge)
> > 5) Indoor carpet - (team A)
> > Looks like one handed backhand champions are stronger on most surfaces.
> > Your thoughts!
> Agreed that it comes down to matchups, but given that I still think A
> would obliterate B, even on clay - unless they used standard-sized wood
Screw wooden raquets. I was talking about modern rackets. The question
If these guys playing at peak were transported to 2006 what would
> With modern equipment, Evert, Connors and Borg would be
> clobbered by anyone on the other team, and Lendl and Federer can hang
> with any of the men, whereas Graf and Henin-Hardenne can stick with the
> women. McEnroe, Navratilova and Sampras were no slouches on clay
I doubt McEnroe might be able to handle Borg and Agassi on clay.
Sampras vs peak Borg on clay will be very tough on Sampras. He will
hold off Agassi and Borg though. Steffi vs Evert will be fun. But I
think Steffi will overpower her.
This will produce some dream matchups. Borg vs Federer on grass/clay.
Seles vs Graf - anywhere, Lendl vs Agassi - grass, Henin vs Evert -
clay, Connors vs Federer - hc... it will be fun
> either, really, even if they are better known as fast court specialists.