Originally Posted by kiki
Vines is a marketing product while Kodes was a real thing...
Kodes was lucky to be a good, steady player in depleted fields. Vines was a great player no matter who he was facing.
I have Vines at world no. 1 or co-number 1 for five years between 1931-37. The highest rank Kodes achieved was world no. 4.
In the end, the aggressive all-court player always has the advantage against a power-bashing baseliner.
Last edited by hoodjem : 05-12-2012 at 06:06 AM.