Originally Posted by Mustard
Okay, but Kriek won 2 majors in the 1981-1982 period, Lendl won zero majors in the same period
I really can't understand why you act like this. It's a bit annoying, to be honest.
It's just laughable to hear that Kriek's negligible AO victories were more important thant Lendl's first two Masters. Ask to anyone who was in the tour back in the days which tournament was more important and prestigious.
The fields speak for themselves:
AO 1981: Vilas (#6), Tanner (#9), no one else from the top-10.
AO 1982: Kriek (#10), no one else from the top-10.
Give less credit to the ATP dude, or you'll go in short-circuit in the case of tournaments like the Grand Slam Cup: dismissed in 1999, official since 2000 (ahahah).