Originally Posted by Mustard
Despite how good Borg's record was in 1977, Vilas won more majors, more overall tournaments, had ridiculous win streaks and more sheer activity.
"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