Originally Posted by Terry Tibbs
Don't see how he could have come close twice when he only reached one final?
He had 2 match points on his own serve. A 2 set lead. He was up a break 4 times in the 5th set and served for it twice.
He's the only guy in the open era to reach match point in a final without winning, he was unquestionably closer than anyone else on that list to winning a major without actually winning one, on account of being inches away from not being in contention for this poll at all.