I certainly won't argue with that. Connors had some bad experiences with the French Open early in his career. I don't think he ever liked the tournament, and as he got older the grind of playing 5 set matches in the slow clay would have taken a toll. Still, he is probably the best all-court American player of all time. He won Wimbledon twice and the US Open 5 times on 3 different surfaces. When he won the US Open on clay in '76, he beat Vilas easily in 3 sets and Borg in 4. In other words, he beat the 2 best clay court players of his time during their prime in the biggest clay court tournament of the year.