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Old 04-29-2012, 09:23 AM   #665
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Originally Posted by jean pierre View Post
Vilas won 45 tournaments on clay (record). He won 2 Grand Slams (FO and USO) and all big tournaments on clay (Monte-Carlo, Rome, Madrid, Hambourg). Better than Federer.
Indeed, it is a record. It is also evidence of how many clay tournaments Vilas won without Borg in the draw: 39, in fact. Only six of the former's titles came when Borg was in the draw. While some of these tournaments were nevertheless prestigious, a great deal of them would be classifiable as "Mickey Mouse" events. It would be like Federer racking up clay titles in (today's) Hamburg or Kitzbuhel.
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