Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
Rosewall had a very economical energy expenditure, it was the big hitters who got tired on clay.
In 1976, TWO YEARS after the Forest Hills loss to Connors, Rosewall gave him a tough 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 final on clay in California, a much tougher match, and Rosewall was not the least bit tired at the end.
so explain why he got crushed by connors in 74 wim and USO ? was it because he was that much inferior to connors ????? no, its because the tough matches earlier took some energy away from him ...
now imagine going through multiple rounds of slug-fests on clay vs the likes of borg,vilas, orantes, dibbs, solomon, ramirez etc...... he might win one match, might, but by the next match, he'd be spent
frankly, if you think he could go through multiple rounds like that to win RG at nearly 40, you are delusional ...