Originally Posted by abmk
Kodes is million light years away from being anywhere close to clay court GOAT ...
In the open era, nadal, borg, rosewall, lendl, kuerten,wilander, federer, bruguera, courier,muster, ferrero,laver,vilas,nastase,panatta are by some distance better than him on clay ...and that's just on top of my head ....
Federer?? only won 1 RG to Kodes 2...same for Ferrero.Panatta,Vilas,Nastase also won 2 but at least they won the 2 nd best event (Rome) and dominated on clay so, yes, they were all on Kodes level ( if we talk about clay court, of course)
I never said Kodes could claim being cc goat, never.Lendl,Borg,Rosewall,Kuerten,Wilander,Nadal were well above him.If we mix, however, clay and other surfaces....things change and he advances some of your list...heyˇˇ Kodes won as many majors as your beloved Ellsworth