Originally Posted by kiki
Rosewall, as good a clay courter as he had been, never showed again that on clay.He was old and he economized ( he was clever indeed) so in the 70īs his record on fast surfaces like indoors and grass was great but not so his cc record.
kiki, I must correct you: Rosewall's record on clay in the 1970s was still great. For instance he won the 1970 Cincinnati tournament where most top players of the French Open participated. In 1971 he won Washington. In 1972 he lost to Laver in the Houston final and won Charlotte. In 1973 he won Houston and Charlotte plus won Tokyo against your darling Newcombe. In 1974 he lost the final of Tokyo to Newk. In 1975 he won Houston and Gstaad. In the latter event Vilas participated. In 1976 he reached the Houston final and beat Solomon at Charlotte 6-2,6-1. As late as 1978 (at 43 plus) he won a set against Dibbs (No.4 cc player) by 6-0. Please reflect once more about old Rosewall as cc player!