Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
Graf's acheivements are forever tarnished by the Seles stabbing. That is why Federer was ranked higher.
Maybe but she won the Golden Slam before the stabbing and she won at a great rate for her career. Anyway Navratilova won 18 majors, 167 tournaments, had a better winning percentage and is still behind Federer. Same with Chris Evert. Why? Answer-Subjective list. No formula. I believe the recent names, which are more in the public eye as usual has a huge advantage in these lists (aka opinion polls in this case) than the players of the past. I'm sure Sampras would have won it years ago as would McEnroe, Borg, Connors etc. In future years I can see Nadal winning it. Whether any of them deserve it would be debatable.