Thread: Clay Court GOAT
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:01 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
I vote . . .
1. 1978 Borg-2008 Nadal (tie)
3. 1977 Vilas
4. 2006 Nadal

2006 Nadal lost three sets in the whole FO tournament. 1977 Vilas lost one set for the tournament. 2008 Nadal or 1978 Borg lost zero sets in the whole tournament. (1978 Borg beat Barazzutti 0-1-0 in the semis. Ouch!)

2008 Nadal positively crushed (1-3-0) Fed in the FO final. Ouch!

Most one-sided match between two high quality players I've seen in a long time.


You seem to be basing this all on the French Open... Vilas in the summer of '77 had a run of 53 match winning streak on clay. Which was broken by Nastase using a spaghetti strung racket, Vilas retired objecting the use of the string job which was banned later in the year. This record winning streak was finally broken by Nadal in '06.

Borg was great but Vilas was pretty much unbeatable on clay in '77, as was Nadal in '06.
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