Chris Evert v Maureen Connolly---Mo Connolly won several majors before the age of 20 and had a career stopped by an accident. She was the hardest hitting baseliner of her era and it would be an interesting contrast to the tactical genius and greatest baseliner of the '70s. (any surface)
Bjorn Borg v Miloslav Mecir--Mecir owned Swedish baseliners in the mid 80s and would be interesting to see if he could defeat the best of them all. (clay or hardcourt) It would be a great contrast, Borg's vicious top spin strokes against the smooth, deceptive, compact, flat-hitting Mecir. Also, these two may have been the greatest movers in the Open era. Both had two of the best two handed backhands.
Rod Laver v Ivan Lendl--Lendl eventually surpassed McEnroe in their rivalry. It would've been interesting to see how McEnroe's idol would do against Ivan. Laver had better ground strokes than McEnroe and I think he'd handle Lendl even in his prime.(neutral surface like hardcourt)
Pete Sampras v Roger Federer--It's been mentioned that they faced off already, but that wasn't the dominating Sampras of the mid 90s. I think Sampras on his best day would still beat Federer. Federer doesn't face many serve and volleyers and has had difficulty in the past against Henman. (grass)
Pancho Gonzalez v Andre Agassi--Pancho's legacy is unfortunately obscured by his time in the pros. He was the toughest, so said many Aussie greats. Pancho's serve and volley game against the hardest hitting baseliner. (give Andre a wooden racquet and on a neutral surface)
Stan Smith/Bob Lutz v Bryan Brothers--Smith & Lutz were my all time favorite doubles team and it would be interesting to see them against the Bryans. Lutz was one of the best at the angled volley.
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