Originally Posted by pc1
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.
pc1, I confess I have never reflected this issue but your theory sounds reasonable.