Originally Posted by BobbyOne
krosero, Yes, your kind of arguing (and maybe mine too) is not always welcome. Some people don't like an arguing with strong logic and consequence. Between consequence and inconsequence I prefer to be consequent in my arguing. As one can see also in this forum, I sometimes have some difficulties with a few posters (for the moment just with one poster...).
Yes, many great players don't have kept records of their career and don't have researched their results as meticulously as historians use to do.
Yes, some people misunderstand the remarks of all-time greats, f.i. Laver's and Rosewall's rankings which obviously refer to peak level but not to achievements.
Laver, in the Sydney Herald in Jan. 2012, gives a detailed analysis of all the greats, and makes no mention of "peak" levels.