Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
If Agassi is a candidate then Djokovic and Nadal would have to be. Agassi never had a year that compares to Djokovic's 2011 or Nadal's 2010. Neither his 1995 or 1999 even come close. Nadal's 2008 is even probably superior to any year Agassi ever had. Actually Sampras never had a year that compares to Djokovic's 2011 or Nadal's 2010 either. Neither did Vilas, especialy as the French was a glorified exhibition in his best year. Neither did Rosewall or Hoad in the Open Era, neither even had a #1 year in the Open Era. Really an excess of needless names, if you are talking about potential the "best year" of the Open Era, not subjective arguments about careers or peak levels of play.
I made a mistake and wrote Agassi. I was thinking of the Sampras/Agassi rivalry and wrote Andre by accident. Thanks for pointing that out. And Rosewall's best year was 1962 or 1963 which would qualify but as you pointed out, it wasn't the Open Era.
Federer should have been the name after Sampras.