Love the Legends of Tennis
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Comparing Rosewall's and Henin's game
Yes some similariites but of course Rosewall had that economy of style with his elegant and graceful strokes. He was much more like Goolagong IMO. Such a pure stroker of the ball and his razor like backhand slice has been virtually unmatched except perhaps by Goolagong at her peak and of course Federer. Henin does have a beautiful game too although of course she plays a lot of topspin, something that Rosewall didn't. But both majestic players for sure.
As for Wimbledon, Ken was a finalist 4 times and was unable to play for 11 of his peak years when he was ineligible as he turned pro. So I have no doubt he would have captured some titles there considering he won on grass at the US Open and Aussie Opens both before he turned pro, and after (in his mid to late 30s!).
Thanks for bringing them up!
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