Originally Posted by kiki
Based on what?
First, in current grass I agree it is Federer.
Old grass, Laver sweeps them all, except maybe Tilden and, on peak play, Kramer , Budge and Hoad.He was even better than Borg and Sampras if one has to go by the records...
Federer style of play wouldn´t adapt to old grass, while many excelent grass courters like Kramer or Newcombe wouldn´t be as succesful as they were if they played in current grass.
BTW, Newcombe has faaaar more grass court titles than Edberg.tennis has some years, you know?
Newcombe was some great grass court player. He beat Connors, Roche, Rosewall, Ashe, Kodes (that was for you Kiki), Smith and just about all the greats in his time on grass courts. As great as Edberg was I would favor Newcombe on a grass court. Better serve (one of the greatest ever), better forehand and a great volley but not as great as Edberg's volley. Edberg moved better and of course had the superior backhand.