Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
Rosewall was more formidable on clay than on grass at this time.
It is a mystery to me why he did not play RG after 1969.
Seven rounds at RG would have been especially grueling for someone his age -- and Rosewall knew it. (We had a thread about this: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=302936
And we've only talked about 7 rounds at RG, picture also the claycourt preparations that Rosewall would have done, in practice and in tournaments, if he wanted to enter RG with the intention of winning it. It would have been draining for him.