Was this the weakest year ever for tennis? Only 3 Grand Slams were played. Lendl defeated Pernfors in the French Open final losing 9 games. Becker defeated Lendl in the Wimbledon final winning in straight sets. Lendl defeated Mecir in the U.S. Open final losing 6 games. Lendl defeated Becker in straight sets in the Masters Played in January and again the Masters Played in December. The only good matches that I can think of were the U.S. Open semifinals Mecir-Becker and the Stratton Mountain Semifinals Becker-McEnroe. This year McEnroe and Connors fell from #2 and #4 to #14 and #8, respectively. Oh yeah, and Mats Wilander, the world #3, did not even reach a Grand Slam semifinal.