Incidentally I see there is mention of the competition Tilden played and the question about the level of tennis. Tilden did play the top competition in his day plus in his long career he played and defeated greats like Cochet, Lacoste, Borotra, Johnston, Budge, Vines, Nusslein, Perry, Ted Schoeder (much younger than him), Richards, Richard Norris Williams, Norton, Shimizu. Schoeder was playing in the 1950's and I believe Tilden crushed him. They asked him how he defeated Schoeder and I believe he said something like he never loses to people he doesn't like. Schoeder was a Wimbledon champion by the way.
Last edited by pc1 : 01-04-2013 at 06:51 AM.