Originally Posted by goober
Yet players like Jmac and Connors could beat Vilas and Borg (especially on nonclay surfaces) with demonstrably inferior technique?
JMac won on modern serve and strokes more modern than you think.
His slice and volley were very modern too.
You are confusing that a certain grip is modern or not, which is just as wrong as saying
certain stances are modern or not.
Connors strokes held him back to an extent, but he dialed them back some to
keep from missing, so it became more of a war of position and will.