Originally Posted by pc1
That fact has been drummed into everyone's minds by you.
But I don't think Kodes was number one for 1973. I may disagree slightly with BobbyOne and perhaps rank Nastase number one for the year. Nastase also won the important Italian Open and the Masters at the end of the year.
Yes , Nastase was great that year but Newcombe won two majors including the N.1 tournament of the year plus the Davis Cup. For me a "classical" situation to rank them both No.1.