Originally Posted by FedericRoma83
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).
Federic, We are dancing on dangerous ice if we begin to divide majors in true majors and non-majors depending on how many top players participate.
Wimbledon 1972 yes (with only 3 or 4 top players participating) and W.1973 no (with two top players participating)? That's too accidental.