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I was watching 1976 US Open Final between Connors and Borg and was surprised how similar Connors played to modern players now. He hit the ball hard and deep, great from the baseline and came forward when he needed to. While his contemporary like Borg, McEnroe were still playing serve and volley tennis with their wooden rackets, Connors seems way out of place with his powerful game.
 

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Borg was actually the one who was ahead of his time. His topspin-centric baseline game is much more familiar to today's game. Connors was a true all-courter, which you don't see anymore.
 

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Yeah, I agree more with Hunter2. Borg did not really play serve-and-volley much besides at Wimbledon, unless I am mis-remembering his play. Got to love Jimmy's T-2000 racket.
 

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Connors was a preview of the return-of-serve phenomenon, carried on by Agassi and then Djokovic.
Lendl was a preview of the big-serve-big-forehand phenomenon, carried on by Sampras and then Federer.
Rafa stands alone as the most unique player of all-time.
 

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No one today hits it as flat as Connors though.

Borg has not a serve and volleyer.
 
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