Originally Posted by pc1
I believe you are wrong there by a mile. Trabert was a tremendous player with a big serve, huge groundies (especially the backhand) and a top volley. He wasn't the quickest player in the world but he had every shot. He was overshadowed by guys like Gonzalez, Rosewall, Sedgman and Hoad although he could defeat them even on some big occasions.
The man won five classic majors and two pro majors over Gonzalez and Sedgman. He was a terrific player on all surfaces.
I'm just comforted in what I think. Davydenko is just an example, but I'm speaking about dozen of players who are really
good, who have strong weapons, who were overshadowed by top players, even if they did beat them from time to time. The field of the 1956 french pro is not that impressive by the way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_...hip_Draws#1959