Originally Posted by kiki
Bobby, do you know that Ken Rosewall blamed his daddy for turning him a right handed when he was a natural lefty?
He said he would have had a much tougher serve if he had kept on being lefty...and we all kniw that a Rosewall with a better first ball would have won a Wimbledon title or two
kiki, As far as I know Rosewall never accused his father for the shift from left to right. But you are right that Muscles mentioned the serve weakness. In fact I agree that Rosewall would have been much stronger with a stronger service.
The shift from left to right was usual in those days, regarding writing and so on, alas!
Regarding Wimbledon I hope you meant that Rosewall would have won one or two out of the four finals he played at Wimbledon. In fact it's common sense among experts that Muscles would have won several Wimbledon titles, regardless if with a strong or "weak" service, if he played at Wimbledon in his peak years, i.e. 1961 to 1964.