Originally Posted by Cesc Fabregas
Lets say Sampras' best year is 94 and Federer's 06, In 94 Todd Martin got to the final of the Australian and got to the semis of the Wimbledon and didn't finish the year in the top 8 and was barely top 10, in 06 James Blake got to 1 slam quarter final at the US Open and finished the year as no.4, doesn't that tell you that Sampras' era was stronger?
In 2006 Davydenko was year end #3, Blake year end #4, and Ljubicic year end #5. Just scary. 3 of the top 5 are guys who would never reach a slam final their whole careers, and the #4 would never reach a slam semi.
A guy like Todd Martin I feel sorry for as he a very high quality player who was often buried by the great depth of his prime years in the mid 90s.