Let everybody present their case as to why they are the Greatest ever.

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  1. cpfan1

    cpfan1 New User

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    In no particular order:

    Sampras:
    14 slams (tied for most ever)
    7 Wimbledons
    No Claycourt slams or even Finals
    No career or calendar slams

    Laver:
    2 calendar slams
    had to take several years off when banned from grand slams for turning pro. arguably would have had the record.
    won second calendar slam after the banning

    Federer:
    14 slams (tied for most ever)
    career slam
    Head to head has someone currently who is better than he is in their matchup

    Borg:
    5 and 6 slams respectively in Wimbledon and Paris (2 even more contrasting surfaces at the time)
    No US Opens but made several finals

    Connors:
    Won slams on all 3 surfaces
    No French Open. Probably would have had 1 in 74 if not for WTT.
    Record Tournament wins
    One of the most lengthy stints at ATP #1


    Nadal:
    Better head to head than the current 'greatest'.
    6 slams at age 22.
    ??may be physically breaking down??




    VERDICT:
    1. Laver
    2. Federer
    3. Borg
    4. Sampras
    5. Connors
    *6. Nadal (gotta wait until he's about 26 and see what happens. could easily move up)
     
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  2. CyBorg

    CyBorg Legend

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    Laver didn't take years off. He played against the best on the pro tour and dominated.

    His record is impeccable, on all surfaces.

    After today's match I'd rate them purely on accomplishments as such, but I'd prefer to see how Federer's year ends up:

    1. Laver
    2. Rosewall
    3. Tilden
    4. Gonzales
    5. Federer
    6. Budge
    7. Borg
    8. Sampras
     
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  3. joeri888

    joeri888 G.O.A.T.

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    This isn't exactly 'presenting your case'
     
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  4. cpfan1

    cpfan1 New User

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    My bad. Should have said pros and cons
     
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  5. scineram

    scineram Professional

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    He can present case why someone is not.
     
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