Originally Posted by BobbyOne
I forgot something interesting regarding the 1977 Australian Indoors (Sydney) when grandpa Rosewall reached the final after a two sets win against No.4 of the world, Gerulaitis. Since Rosewall gave Connors a tough battle then, it's maybe not too bold to say that in that special week Muscles was the No 3 player indoors at (almost) 43, just behind Borg and Connors. Vilas (the world's NO. 3) was not a great indoor player.
This must rank among Rosewall's greatest feats, and it came 13 years after his peak...
Bobby, do you know whether the book by Robert Geist is still available? i´ve checked several antiquarian sites and had no luck. i think i saw a copy of it in the Wimbledon library.