Thread: Clay Court GOAT
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:06 AM   #1075
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post

Even though I am an Austrian, I cannot understand that you put Muster ahead of Rosewall on clay.

Most experts (even non-admirers of Muscles) rate Rosewall very high regarding clay, f.i. ahead of Laver.

I guess you know that Rosewall won 6 big titles at Roland Garros. Please consider this case once more.
Rosewall had a great record on clay. But, he played in an era when most of the top pros still S&V'd on clay, some on first and second serves. I don't think it's difficult to conclude that Rosewall's style of play, as effective as it was against attacking players of the 50's and 60's on clay, would be as successful against the grinders of the 70's through the present.
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