Originally Posted by kiki
Kodes is not far from there...unless somebody comes up and tells me that Vines was ALSO BETTER than him on clay...
Vines very well could be better than Kodes on clay. He won the US Clay Courts and won the French Pro on clay. Both top tournaments.
I really don't understand why you continue to compare Vines and Kodes. Vines is arguably first tier all time great, to some the GOAT, to some others possible GOAT. There are very few in the history of tennis who can compare to Vines.
I've seen Kodes in his prime numerous times and while he was a very good player it never struck me at the time that he was an awesome player.