Originally Posted by BobbyOne
pc1, I would still rank Borg ahead of Nadal.
As you cite Rosewall: I have forgotten in my Rosewall achievements that Muscles keeps another fantastic record: He reached 36 consecutive SFs at majors from Wimbledon 1954 to French Open 1968. Of course I concede that the pro majors had only 8 -16 participants. But still awesome.
My theory is that the top groundstrokers tend to be the most consistent and Rosewall certainly was consistently great. You look at guys like Borg, Connor, Tilden, Lendl, Wilander (for a little while) Budge, Riggs and they rarely had bad losses.
Gonzalez was a serve and volleyer but he didn't mind groundstroking rallies.
Guys like Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Newcombe could occasionally had some bad losses. I think it's because of their high risk game. Just a theory. I could be wrong.