You are not aware that eight of me ten mentioned players did play also in open era. Only Cochet and Riggs not. The eight were extremely strong in their prime and mostly also afterward.
For instance Tony Roche beat John McEnroe in 1978 in straight sets.
Another example: 42 years old Ken Rosewall defeated Guillermo Vilas by 6-2,6-2,6-0 in end-1976.
AS the most posters on General Player Discussion you underrate the older players.
The current players play faster but only by using modern equipment...
Last edited by BobbyOne; 08-01-2012 at 06:04 PM.