Originally Posted by pc1
It's stunning to me that Nastase only won two majors. Nastase is about as talented as any majors winner ever. Stan Smith and Nastase for a short time was such a great rivalry and you would have thought it would be THE rivalry of the 1970's. Never turned out that way.
Of course Nastase did win a ton of the Year End Championships with four championships in five tournaments.
I agree.They ahd a short but exciting rivalry, with opposing styles and personalities.
Smith won 2 DC finals over Nastase, a Wimbledon Final and a Masters .
Nasatse beat Stan in two Masters finals but didnīt beat Stan anywhere else - major titles-
H2H seems like Smith was the dominant guy, although Nastase was more talented.
I think it was a pitty Smith turned off by 1974 and never regained old form.At least, nastase was an outsider till 1976.