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Old 02-02-2010, 10:48 AM   #9
jrepac
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Default 70's and 80's

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Originally Posted by Nathaniel_Near View Post
http://www.tennis28.com/slams/games_...ournament.html

I don't have many concrete opinions about this yet, but don't you think it's odd that most of the very dominating performances in terms of % of games won come 1970's and 1980's? The general difference isn't even slight; it's huge.

I think these stats are for the open era only. There are other interesting stats on this page...I haven't finished looking through them yet.

Thoughts?


edit: Oh yeah, of course not all of these are slam victories, but many of them are.
It just speaks to the caliber/quality of the players at the time...you are looking at hall of famers here... Bjorn, Mac, Connors, Vilas, Lendl....these are multi slam winners all....compared to today when it is Fed, Nadal (when not hurt) and not much else...

But, everyone insists today's competition is much, much, better than back then....uh-huh
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