Originally Posted by ys
Bruguera? Muster? Moya? Costa? Gaudio?
Talk about skills and versatility.
I don't know how many of the Wimbledon Champions really at least made the RG quarters. But the last 20 or 30 years, with the exception being Cash, should be safe.
out of this list, Moya certainly has my respect for the play on grass...
But Muster, Costa, Gaudio on grass?
there's hardly a better joke than these three guys on this specific surface...
Muster was a slouch on grass, but at least he played four or five tournaments on grass other than Wimbledon and he made the Queen's semifinal. To his credit, he plays now quite acceptably and he is giving good guys good matches on grass. That shows that he could have done a lot better if, yes if he wanted to prepare and respect the surface.
Bruguera had one good run at Wimbledon, a fourth round that was it. Harldy showed up.
Gaudio has something like five or six matches on grass, with the only win coming from one 2nd round in Wimbledon beating a fellow Argentine in person of Juan-Pablo Guzman who managed to qualify that year but who has meanwhile to play qualies for Challengers.
Props to Gomez, in one of his few appearances he actually made the Wimbledon quarterfinal.
And lots of other RG Champs also did considerably well.
Overall, a few results how some RG Champs are faring on grass can be really scathing and there's a HUGE lack concerning the attitude of some of these players towards grass court tennis and preparing for this surface properly which finally often results in helplessness on the surface.