Originally Posted by Phoenix1983
WWII interfered with the course of history, maybe Don Budge would have won every tournament that was played during those six years and be known today as male GOAT.
Please stop trying to put the Seles stabbing in a different category to other events. Its effect on tennis history is a "would have" hypothetical just like all the rest.
So true. Not only tennis, but athletes from other sports took a big hit during WW2. And Post war didn't help either because of the massive European reconstruction.
Tier1(goat): Federer; Tier 1.5: Laver, Gonzales, Sampras, Nadal, Borg;
Tier 2: Lendl, Connors, Rosewall, Tilden; Tier 2.5: McEnroe, Agassi