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Old 10-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #147
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Originally Posted by kiki View Post
Connors was a better volleyer than Borg, just that grass was a great equalizer.

A guy that knew Borg pretty well, Vitas Gerulaitis, said that " fast and wet grass made up a lot for Bjorn stop volleys", while those same volleys, on hard courts, rebounded clearly and let him be passed ( look at the 1980-81 US Open finals vs John Mc Enroe)
Connors wasn't a great volleyer either, but he liked to take his opportunities. Against Borg, at times he felt that it was his only shot, as Borg could prevail on the majority of baseline rallies and Borg developed into a better server. I'd give Borg the edge as a volleyer on clay only. Overall, I wouldn't put either Borg or Connors in a top 25 list for volleyers.
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