Originally Posted by 90's Clay
It was a weak year by Pete's standards..But lets not kid ourselves to call the era "weak".
When a guy can miss half the year (Nadal) and still keep a top 4 ranking.. What the hell does that say about today's era?
Rafter being at #1 in the world isn't all that bad. He was one hell of a player in his prime (whipped on Roger more times then not)
Sampras missed two majors in 1999 and played only one more tournament than Rafa has thus far and ended the year ranked #3.