Originally Posted by TMF
I agree. Consistently playing high level, commited to play throughout the year is totally difference than just playing high level for a short period. The challenge isn't just about playing the big events, but continue to compete for 1 year. On the men side, there's 4 different slam winner, but the reason why Nole ended the year #1 because he more consistent than Fed/Murray/Nadal. Serena could have been #1 if she's consistent. This is something Graf/Martina was able to do throughout their career and it helps boost their placement in his history as the goat.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are aggressively certain, while the intelligent are full of doubt.