Originally Posted by Mustard
How is Borg still above Nadal now?
Borg had a great forehand, although Ralph's fh is even better. Borg had the better serve, the better backhand, the better net game, and at least equal if not the better speed and conditioning. Although Ralph is one of the mentally toughest, most cometitive players of all time, Borg was THE mentally toughest, most competitive player of all time (on the men's side). That intangible - mental toughness/competitiveness - is more important on clay, which recquires more patience and focus, than other surfaces. That's why they are the 2 best clay court players of all time.
Both playing with modern racquets, I give the edge to Borg, 6/10 on clay.