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Old 05-12-2012, 12:02 PM   #874
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Kodes was never nš 1, even if he did beat nš 1 players like GOAT Laver, almost Goatīs Rosewall and also Newcombe, big champs like Nasty,Ashe,Smith.He also beat a young Bjorn Borg, and also a great of the 70īs called Orantes.I never claimed him to be nš1.

Vines had a more dominant year, true, in 1932.He may have been more talented, as well.But career wise I still think they are very close, of course, if we leave the marketing issues aside...

(Vines may have won the then called Pro majors but Kodes faced like 3 times the level of competition Vines faced so that counterbalances the former)
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