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Old 08-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #30
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I'll try a pre-open era and open era list (without using a player in both lists, so players who started their careers pre-open era or open era):

Pre-open era
1. Pancho Gonzales
2. Rod Laver
3. Bill Tilden
4. Ellsworth Vines
5. Jack Kramer
6. Ken Rosewall
7. Don Budge
8. Pancho Segura
9. Frank Sedgman
10. Lew Hoad

Open era
1. Roger Federer
2. Bjorn Borg
3. Pete Sampras
4. Rafael Nadal
5. Jimmy Connors
6. Ivan Lendl
7. John McEnroe
8. Mats Wilander
9. Andre Agassi
10. Guillermo Vilas

This seems the proper way to rank players.

I like how every player gets his due this way and not have to downgrade players In posts because of the changes in how the game was played.

All those pre-open players did their best with what the game offered as they do now.

This way eliminates the negativity a great deal, players of different times can be appreciated more for their achievements.

I like this format more than the one I posted earlier using best of each decade.

I really like the open-ERA list.
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