Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
Yes but isnt tennis in the 60s, 70s, and 80s some dinosaur tennis which cant ever be compared to today, the game only being about Australians and Americans, far less athletic and deep than today, blah blah blah, or does that only apply to your beloved Federer.
I've always believe every sports gets better by the decade, and yes, it does applies to Federer too. The difference is Fed has the numbers to backup but not Serena, who's behind. If Serena has the equivalent(no need to surpass) stats as Chris, Martina or Graf, I would put her ahead of them. The problem is her achievement is not even close to their career achievements.
Tier1(goat): Federer; Tier 1.5: Laver, Gonzales, Sampras, Nadal, Borg;
Tier 2: Lendl, Connors, Rosewall, Tilden; Tier 2.5: McEnroe, Agassi