View Single Post
Old 01-23-2013, 03:24 AM   #2425
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,773

Originally Posted by Phoenix1983 View Post
This is an excellent point. My personal GOAT list contains greats from all eras. However many of the older posters here insist on putting Laver, Rosewall, Gonzales, Hoad, Kramer etc. all right near the very top, as if magically all the greatest players of all time emerged in the period 1948-1960. And then try to claim that minor greats like Segura qualify for a top ten spot all-time because they faced such overwhelming competition, and that Gimeno was far greater than Emerson and Santana because he played in the super-competitive pro tour.

It's obvious they are fanboys of a certain era and not at all objective.
Phoenix, You are right, Gimeno played in the super-competitive pro tour....

Any poster who does not rank Gimeno ahead of Emerson, shows me he has not understood history.
BobbyOne is offline   Reply With Quote