Originally Posted by joe sch
Thanks for that video clip, the quality was excellent as was the sound. Provides a very good showing of how well those two early greats played with those wood rackets. The sound was like baseball bats. Its shows why the Budge backhand was rated one of the best ever weapons and his serve was just as dominating. Would love to see more of that match !
This is not the same match but it is from the same year.
Here's another match of Riggs and Budge but from 1949 where Riggs was the dominant player. Riggs developed a much stronger serve. Some thought it was more effective than Budge's serve in his prime.