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Old 11-10-2012, 08:29 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Mustard View Post
When has Federer been the best player in the world for 8 years like Gonzales?

Oh, and I can pick who I believe to be the best players of each year without co-ranking players. See below:

Best amateur players per year in the pre-open era
1877: Spencer Gore
1878: Frank Hadow
1879: John Hartley
1880: John Hartley
1881: William Renshaw
1882: William Renshaw
1883: William Renshaw
1884: William Renshaw
1885: William Renshaw
1886: William Renshaw
1887: Herbert Lawford
1888: Ernest Renshaw
1889: William Renshaw
1890: Willoughby Hamilton
1891: Wilfred Baddeley
1892: Wilfred Baddeley
1893: Joshua Pim
1894: Joshua Pim
1895: Joshua Pim
1896: Wilfred Baddeley
1897: Reggie Doherty
1898: Reggie Doherty
1899: Reggie Doherty
1900: Reggie Doherty
1901: Arthur Gore
1902: Laurie Doherty
1903: Laurie Doherty
1904: Laurie Doherty
1905: Laurie Doherty
1906: Laurie Doherty
1907: Norman Brookes
1908: William Larned
1909: William Larned
1910: Tony Wilding
1911: Tony Wilding
1912: Tony Wilding
1913: Tony Wilding
1914: Tony Wilding
1915: Bill Johnston
1916: Richard Norris Williams
1917: Lindley Murray
1918: Lindley Murray
1919: Bill Johnston
1920: Bill Tilden
1921: Bill Tilden
1922: Bill Tilden
1923: Bill Tilden
1924: Bill Tilden
1925: Bill Tilden
1926: Rene Lacoste
1927: Rene Lacoste
1928: Henri Cochet
1929: Henri Cochet
1930: Henri Cochet
1931: Ellsworth Vines
1932: Ellsworth Vines
1933: Jack Crawford
1934: Fred Perry
1935: Fred Perry
1936: Fred Perry
1937: Don Budge
1938: Don Budge
1939: Bobby Riggs
1940: Don McNeill
1941: Bobby Riggs
1942: Ted Schroeder
1943: Joseph Hunt
1944: Frank Parker
1945: Frank Parker
1946: Jack Kramer
1947: Jack Kramer
1948: John Bromwich
1949: Pancho Gonzales
1950: Budge Patty
1951: Frank Sedgman
1952: Frank Sedgman
1953: Tony Trabert
1954: Jaroslav Drobny
1955: Tony Trabert
1956: Lew Hoad
1957: Lew Hoad
1958: Ashley Cooper
1959: Alex Olmedo
1960: Neale Fraser
1961: Roy Emerson
1962: Rod Laver
1963: Roy Emerson
1964: Roy Emerson
1965: Roy Emerson
1966: Fred Stolle
1967: John Newcombe

Best professional players per year in the pre-open era
1927: Vinny Richards
1928: Vinny Richards
1929: Karel Kozeluh
1930: Karel Kozeluh
1931: Bill Tilden
1932: Bill Tilden
1933: Bill Tilden
1934: Ellsworth Vines
1935: Ellsworth Vines
1936: Ellsworth Vines
1937: Ellsworth Vines
1938: Ellsworth Vines
1939: Don Budge
1940: Don Budge
1941: Fred Perry
1942: Don Budge
1943: ???
1944: Bobby Riggs
1945: Bobby Riggs
1946: Bobby Riggs
1947: Bobby Riggs
1948: Jack Kramer
1949: Jack Kramer
1950: Jack Kramer
1951: Jack Kramer
1952: Pancho Segura
1953: Jack Kramer
1954: Pancho Gonzales
1955: Pancho Gonzales
1956: Pancho Gonzales
1957: Pancho Gonzales
1958: Pancho Gonzales
1959: Pancho Gonzales
1960: Pancho Gonzales
1961: Pancho Gonzales
1962: Ken Rosewall
1963: Ken Rosewall
1964: Rod Laver
1965: Rod Laver
1966: Rod Laver
1967: Rod Laver

Best players per year in the open era
1968: Rod Laver
1969: Rod Laver
1970: Rod Laver
1971: John Newcombe
1972: Stan Smith
1973: Ilie Nastase
1974: Jimmy Connors
1975: Arthur Ashe
1976: Jimmy Connors
1977: Guillermo Vilas
1978: Bjorn Borg
1979: Bjorn Borg
1980: Bjorn Borg
1981: John McEnroe
1982: Jimmy Connors
1983: John McEnroe
1984: John McEnroe
1985: Ivan Lendl
1986: Ivan Lendl
1987: Ivan Lendl
1988: Mats Wilander
1989: Boris Becker
1990: Stefan Edberg
1991: Stefan Edberg
1992: Jim Courier
1993: Pete Sampras
1994: Pete Sampras
1995: Pete Sampras
1996: Pete Sampras
1997: Pete Sampras
1998: Pete Sampras
1999: Andre Agassi
2000: Gustavo Kuerten
2001: Lleyton Hewitt
2002: Lleyton Hewitt
2003: Andy Roddick
2004: Roger Federer
2005: Roger Federer
2006: Roger Federer
2007: Roger Federer
2008: Rafael Nadal
2009: Roger Federer
2010: Rafael Nadal
2011: Novak Djokovic
2012: Novak Djokovic
It is funny. If my memory sever well, there are many threads here discussing who was the best player of X year, like this or this. And now you try to persuade me that you do not have any disputes. I dont think it will work.

You guys always say that Federer is the best player of the open era but not tennis history as a whole, because there were too many greats like Gonzales, Laver in the pre-open era. And now I tell you pre-open era was immature period that can not compared with open era. Stop using myths to argue with facts.
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