Originally Posted by Carsomyr
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.
But you see according to historians, the fact that Vilas was Borg's b!tch noticeably more even than Fed is Nadal doesn't take away from his "greatness" (LOL) but Fed on the other hand sucks on clay because of his H2H against Nadal and the fact that he won his FO title without beating Nadal.
It's an amazing logic when you think about it.