Originally Posted by Mustard
1970 was clearly Laver. 1971 is tougher to judge, but I go with Newcombe. 1976 is Connors. 1989 is Becker, and 1990 is Edberg.
My point is , and I go by records, not by peak play:
1970:Rosewall (Laver for peak play)
1971:Smith (Newk for peak play)
1976:Borg (Connors for peak play)
1989: Becker (Becker for peak play but very close with Lendl and Edberg)
1990:Edberg (Possibly Edberg for peak play, although the way Sampras took the Open just let me stunned)