Been away a few weeks and amazed at some of the posts. Orantes? Talented but not one of the big boys. Don't think he could mix it with Newk, Laver, Rosewall or Smith pre 1975. I think kiki may have been a bit generous about him. Excellent on clay; not much else to speak of on other surfaces. And even his US Open triumph was a big surprise- not just that he beat Connors in the final in stright sets but that he somehow survived a semi against Vilas when Vilas was leading 6-4 6-1 2-6 5-0 and held 5 match points. One of the best Europeans of his time and an all time great Spaniard, but - off clay and anywhere outside Europe - he was hardly noticed.