Originally Posted by kiki
WhoŽd be the modern Frank Sedgman? maybe John Newcombe? both had tremendous FH volleys and great net coverage.
Incidentally, Newcombe was not the only player to beat both Emerson and Gimeno at Wimbledon.
There were at least two others who did the same.
One was Laver, the other was Ramanathan Krishnan (in 1960 over Gimeno and 1961 over Emerson).
This puts Bedard's achievement into perspective (he beat Krishnan, Emerson, and Osuna in important matches.)