Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Federic, don't you value the 1972 and 1973 Wimbledon as majors because many pros were absent?
The 1972 edition was surely a Major: many absent, but also many strong players. On the contrary, I don't count the 1973 edition as a Major: only one of the top-10 players, it was the weakest Slam of the Open Era (except some A.O. editions).