Originally Posted by USS Tang
Great interview! Connors speaks much better than I anticipated. I first saw him play when he was 18. Instinctively, I knew he was a different type player. Indeed, It was his generation (born 1946-1954), including Stockton, Gottfried, Solomon, Dibbs, Tanner, Nastase, Smith, Gerulaitis, etc., that really made tennis more exciting to watch.
Actually, this is so true! Don't know what it is about this generation of players, but I rarely look forward to any match nowadays, especially when it is going to be a baseline slugfest. Back in the day, you would get such a "buzz" when any one of those on the list (perhaps include Borg and McEnroe?) were about to play, regardless of the tournament,