Originally Posted by dima
I mean, did he win slams on clay, hardcourts, and grass on the same year? No he didn't, thus making it not that good.
Three out of four were on grass which made it harder because there was so many grass court specialists. Besides, it has been said many times - in 1969 he won the top hard court tournaments, indoor tournaments that year as well as winning the Grand Slam. So he was the total surface player in 1969 - he won everything that counted that year on all surfaces. Not his fault the slams weren't spread like they are now.