Originally Posted by joe sch
Nope ... Not even a grand slam so cant be the best season in "tennis history". Rod Laver won the grand slam in 1969 which IMO should be the greatest tennis season in "open tennis history". Its sad that even our modern champions do not seem to remember history. I guess these guys greatest season definition has more to do with percentage of matches won than winning all the majors in the same season ?
How do you know Becker don't remember Laver's 1969? Just b/c he didn't mention Laver doesn't mean he forgot all about the past, LOL. Perhaps he's thinking about the standard is a lot higher today, which he believe Nole's feat was tougher to reach.
Notice Becker said Nole's season is arguably
the greatest. The OP's title is misleading.
Tier1(goat): Federer; Tier 1.5: Laver, Sampras, Nadal, Borg;
Tier 2: Lendl, Connors, Rosewall; Tier 2.5: McEnroe, Agassi