Originally Posted by hoodjem
Thoughtful list. Makes a lot of sense.
The part I can't comprehend is how Rosewall was so good on clay. Good enough to beat Laver. His game was a patient, placement, no power but lots of S&V game.
Rosewall had a ton of power on groundstrokes and volleys, and he was very steady. Like Borg, he hit very few unforced errors. His greatness on clay was due to his great grounstrokes, speed, conditioning, steadiness and, mostly, his dogged competitiveness.