Originally Posted by kiki
The only guy I think Kodes could not beat was Laver ( although he beat him once), but he defeated the whole rest of great players of the early 70īs.
Kodes was superb on clay but was just as superb on grass, as he won a Wimbledon title and reached another semifinal there, and reached two USO finals.
kiki, I agree that Kodes was superb in the early 1970s.
By the way, Rosewall beat Kodes 4:1. Jan's only win happened in 1973 in a WCT event. Shortly afterwards Rosewall got a huge 6-2,6-2 revenge at Houston.