Originally Posted by Mustard
Gonzales was the best player for 8 years. Laver was the best player in the world for 7 years. Hoad was considered unbeatable when he played his best tennis. Kramer revolutionised tennis, considerably widening the quality gap between the top professional players and the top amateur players from 1948 onwards. They are on a pedestal because they were that good.
Sampras was the best player for 6 years. Agassi was arguably the greatest returner ever and possibly the best pure ball striker too. Federer has 17 open slams and 300+ weeks at number 1. Djokovic has the best court coverage ever (not even debatable). Safin, nalbandian, etc, was/is considered unbetable when playing their best. Nadal is the clay goat. Your point???