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.
You are right.
In fact, one of the amazing things looking backwards is that John Mc Enroe did not have too many bad loses when he was peaking, provided his risky serve and volley style and inspirational touch.If we look back from 1979 to 1985, just a few remarkable ones (by that I mean losing to a guy out of the top 30).If I can recall well, I think of Teltscher in Palm Springs, ( when Teltscher was not a top guy yet)Mc Namee at Rg, Francisco Gonzalez at the 1980 Cincinnati event, ...of course, he seldom visited the cc events...