Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
I don't know about that. I saw him come from behind to beat a very tough and determined up and comer named Mike Estep in a WCT event. Estep had all the shots and was very athletic, and younger than Okker. Yet, when it came to crunch time, Okker played like the top 5 player he was.
He just reached 2 major finals: Masters (lost to Nastase) and US Open (Ashe).He reached the semis at every other major tournament excepting Melbourne.But he never took that light but clear step that separates great players from champions.
Incidentally, I recall Estep was Navratilova´s coach for a while, isn´t it? He teamed with that girlfriend of Martina, the writter for TEAM MARTINA