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Old 05-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #792
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Originally Posted by kiki View Post
No posible comparative at the number of great players and their level.Old Tilden,Old Cochet...I accept Crawford,Perry,Budge,Riggs are all time greats, but so were Newcombe,Connors,Borg,Rosewall,Laver,Nastase,Ashe, Smith...

Plus, the deepth of field, say the top 30-50 players just puts Kodes in another league...
umm, no , nastase, ashe, smith are not all time greats ....... just excellent players ....

plus you miss the most important fact : kodes didn't even much success vs any of them , he trailed all of them by a significant margin .....

again, like I've proved many times before, all 3 majors that Kodes won were lucky/depleted fields/main players missing

70/71 FO - no rosewall/laver ( laver defeated him in rome 71 final )
73 wimbledon - worst wimbledon of the open era by far. No comparison whatsoever ..

He was never ever the top player, Vines was for several years ...

If there were full fields, there is a real real possibility that Kodes would've ended up with ZERO, yes, ZERO majors .......He's in my eyes more like a one time major winner , nothing more than that ....

comparing Kodes and Vines is more like comparing chang and becker ...

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