Robow7 I would tend to agree with you. John McEnroe had excellent groundstrokes, wonderful variety of spins and changes of pace but he wasn't Lendl's equal from the backcourt among other players. Wilander played McEnroe in the US Open semi in 1985 and almost defeated him playing mainly from the backcourt while McEnroe approached the net constantly. I think McEnroe could stay in rallies with anyone that ever lived waiting for his chance to approach the net but if he played Mecir for example from the baseline he would lose most of the time. I also believe that would be true of Connors. In the US Open semi of 1984 which McEnroe won in five sets McEnroe was constantly coming to net. I think John Newcombe commented during the match that if McEnroe stayed back it wouldn't be effective.