These are 2 of the overlooked all time greats. 2 of the 4 French Musketeers. These were the 2 who overhauled the great Bill Tilden at the top of mens tennis. They each won 7 Grand Slams. Henri Cochet won the French Open 4 times, Wimbledon twice, and the U.S Open once. Rene LaCoste won 3 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons, and 2 U.S Opens. Henri was the older player of the two. Most observers seem to believe Cochet was clearly the more talented of the two, but LaCoste had unbelievable work ethic and determination, similar to Nadal perhaps. They actually played each other quite a few times in big grand slam matches. Here are how they did: French Open 1926 final - Cochet defeats LaCoste 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 1928 final - Cochet defeats LaCoste 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 Wimbledon 1928 final - LaCoste defeats Cochet 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 U.S Open 1926 semis - LaCoste defeats Cochet 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 I think I would lean to LaCoste very slightly in front.