Originally Posted by kiki
Perry looks underrated to me.He had an all time big FH, great footwork and great fighting spirit.He was also a schrewd tactician.Some consider him to be the best player of the 30īs and, although I rate Budge a bit above him, he deserves recognition.
I've seen Perry hit on videos numerous times and frankly his backhand groundstroke did not impress me. Remember he dominated the amateurs but never the pros. Vines and Budge were clearly superior. Perhaps Nusslein was his equal also.
It's possible that Perry had the greatest all time forehand. I believe it was named the best forehand of all time by World Tennis Magazine in the mid 1980's. He was extremely fast with super stamina.