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Why didn't Harold Solomon play more Wimbledon?

trivfun
09-23-2009, 02:31 AM
I was looking through Wikipedia concerning Harold Solomon statistics in Grand Slams. I noticed during most of his career, he played mostly at the French and at the U.S. Open. He played in 1972,1974, 1977 and finally in 1986, losing in the first round. I know he was a clay court specialist but he played a lot of indoor tournaments which were very fast surfaces. Likewise, he didn't have great results at the U.S. Open when they went clay except for 1977 when he made the semi's. Heck, maybe if he played Wimbledon, he could won it like Agassi.

HKz
09-23-2009, 12:25 PM
Well he definately was no Borg. I doubt he really could of impacted anybody big on grass. Borg at least came into the net and attacked. Solomon on the other hand..... I mean come on, the guy really believed that his style of pushing was more fun to watch than players who attacked. You can't really name one person who made the semis or better from 1975-1990 who was a defensive player except for maybe Mecir.

Action Jackson
09-23-2009, 12:26 PM
He was shit on grass.

trivfun
09-23-2009, 04:00 PM
He was shit on grass.

I want to say to say that was pretty cold concerning about Glenn McGrath's wife. She had breast cancer before she married him and later went to her brain and bone. She died last year. Funny line, though.

trivfun
09-23-2009, 04:03 PM
I think had Harold went for his shots like Jimmy Arias or Andre Agassi off the serve, he could won more.

rollo
04-01-2010, 01:36 PM
Solly and Eddie Dibbs were nicknamed "the Bagel Twins". They would often win 6-0 6-0 on clay, getting killed love and love on faster surfaces.

I bet if you check Dibbs record he skipped a lot of Wimbledon's too. These guys were ni heaven when Forest Hills switched to clay from 1975-1977!

trivfun
04-29-2010, 01:50 AM
Solly and Eddie Dibbs were nicknamed "the Bagel Twins". They would often win 6-0 6-0 on clay, getting killed love and love on faster surfaces.

I bet if you check Dibbs record he skipped a lot of Wimbledon's too. These guys were ni heaven when Forest Hills switched to clay from 1975-1977!

Eddie made the Quarters in the 1979 U.S. Open. and that was on a fast surface.