Originally Posted by kiki
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)
Connors actually was very dominant in 1977, 1978 and 1979. According to the Collins Encyclopedia for example he was 70-11 in 1977 and 84-7 in 1978. It's just that some were considered more dominant in those years, like Borg and Vilas in 1977 and Borg in 1978.