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Old 12-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by TMF View Post
The top 10 greatest grass court tennis players are:

1. Roger Federer
2. Pete Sampras
3. Björn Borg
4. John McEnroe
5. Boris Becker
6. Rod Laver
7. Jimmy Connors
8. Stefan Edberg
9. Rafael Nadal
10. William Renshaw

You got Rosewall with 52 titles, but he doesn't make the top 25.
Best grass-court tennis player ever (male)
Based on what?

First, in current grass I agree it is Federer.

Old grass, Laver sweeps them all, except maybe Tilden and, on peak play, Kramer , Budge and Hoad.He was even better than Borg and Sampras if one has to go by the records...

Federer style of play wouldn´t adapt to old grass, while many excelent grass courters like Kramer or Newcombe wouldn´t be as succesful as they were if they played in current grass.

BTW, Newcombe has faaaar more grass court titles than has some years, you know?
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