Originally Posted by kiki
Which would bring us to which is BjornŽs greatest year?
In 78, 79 and 80 made the double FO/W.In 78 he also added the IO and in 1979 and 1980 the Masters.In 1979 he lost the WCT final while in 1978 and 1980 he lost the USO final.
Considering he " should" have won that USO final against Mc Enroe, I guess IŽd pick 1980 as his most complete year.
John did a great job in beating Borg at Flushing that year, and proved he was made of the real stuff, avenging his 5 sets Wimbledon lose in the most cruel way for Borg.
And don't forget that in 1977 he won 13 tournaments including Wimbledon but couldn't play the French because he played World Team Tennis. I think the odds are that he would have won the French had he been able to play. How he beat Gerulaitis (an great match) and Connors in five sets at Wimbledon in 1977 in consecutive rounds boggles the mind!