Originally Posted by forzamilan90
well pro majors if you want to count them. I don't think a pro major has the same value as a modern major. Fed's 17 is the benchmark as far as I am concerned
I agree that the modern GS tournaments rank above the pro majors but the latter are still to consider very high as they had many all-time greats as participants.
A player (Laver) who is able to beat Rosewall, Gonzalez and, say, Anderson in an eight man major is also likely to win a modern GS tournament with 128 participants.
Laver and Rosewall have proved in open era that they are able to win open majors as they won 9 GS tournaments out of the first 13 open era majors where they participated, even when being oldies!