Berdych in the 2010 form would have a chance in 1991 Wimbledon. Doesn't it seem likely, but who expected Wimbledon 1991 won to be someone else than Becker or Edberg?
not really. Berdych crumbled mentally on all big moments when he faced Nadal in the final.
Stich in Wim 91 played clearly better than Berdych did in Wim 10 and barely got past Edberg (winning 3 TBs and not even being able to break Edberg once). Berdych 2010 or any other version for that matter is not beating 91 Edberg on grass.
Greater chances would be Berdych on AO 98 and 99, well. I mentioned AO 2002 because his winner was no better player than Berdych. Johansson is one of the weakest GS winners in the last 30 years.
when the conversation is about 90s, no point in talking about 2002.
You obviously underestimate Ferrer. Obviously, if we had Ferrer in Moya's place, he would have won the 1998 FO, Rios and Mantilla would not have been an insurmountable obstacle for him. Anyway, in the 1990s, Ferrer would have a better chance of winning the FO than in the Nadal's era. Conversely, Moya or Bruguera wouldn't have won FO in the Nadal's era.
he'd have to beat Rios, Mantilla AND corretja in a row. Ferrer isn't better than Corretja on clay, FTR.
No, I don't under-estimate Ferrer at all. Its you who over-estimates him and under-estimates the 98 RG draw for Moya.
Ferrer in 05 RG - got destroyed by Nadal
06 RG - lost to #79 ranked Ramirez Hildalgo
07 RG - lost to #32 ranked Verdasco
08 RG - lost to #59 ranked Monfils
09 RG - lost to Soderling
10 RG - lost to #27 Melzer
11 RG - lost to #9 Monfils
12 RG - got destroyed by Nadal
13 RG - lost to Nadal
14 RG - lost to Nadal, competitive in first 2 sets, then got destroyed.
from 06-11 at RG (except for 09), all were matches he should have won, but didn't.