Originally Posted by 5555
"But even though World Tennis magazine declared Vilas No. 1 for the year, most other authorities disagreed and bestowed that mythical honor on Borg.”
source: The Bud Collins History of Tennis An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book
I think Bud collins thought that Boud Collins was "the most other authorities" ! Because most authorities (Livre d'or du Tennis, Tennis de France, Eugene L. Scoot, Christian Quidet, Patrice Dominguez, Fracis Haedens, World tennis ...) declared Vilas n°1. "Experts were agree to consider Vilas as the real n°1 in 1977" (Chron'open, specialized web site). "ATP was contradicted by experts ; placed n°1 by specialized newspapers..." (Sportvox, web site).