Originally Posted by Xavier G
Hiya all, first post on this forum. Love the 70's and 80's era in particular.
I make Connors no.1 for 1974, 1976 and 1982. I would probably give Ashe the nod for 75 and Borg 77, though that is highly disputed, Vilas having a great year. Borg no.1 78-80, even though Connors had a strong 1978.
See.The problem many of you have with Connors is that, being one of the most popular and, certainly, most spectacular players ever, he just had 2-3 years where he was really dominant ( 1974,1976,1982/83), but, except for 1974, he didnīt really outgunned his main competition.
In 1978, He won the US Open ( many will say Borg was having serious problems with his hand prior to the final) but got roundly beaten by Borg in any other match they played.He was probably one of the best nš 2 ever, maybe the best nš 2 ever, but didnīt dominate like the best Borg or the best Mc Enroe ( who had far more variety than him)