Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Of course it's great that Wilding beat all he could get as opponents. Nevertheless it's yet a criterion for valueing a player's achievements if he had strong or weak opposition. I doubt that Wilding would have had such a fantastic run against stronger players like Tilden or Cochet.
Wilding was the antecessor of Rosewall
" And when the bullied american saved his three death penalties, the steeled arm of the young swede began to shiver like it never did before"