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Old 11-25-2012, 01:14 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
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.
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