Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
You are missing the point, which you yourself raised.
The MEDIA, including the reports cited above, include the amateur slam records of Newcombe/Roche in the total of wins being compared to the Bryans.
The MEDIA do not start their records in 1968, as you claimed, but take the AMATEUR slam records into account.
If you won 13 modern slams, would you trade them all for the amateur slams?
I don't think the Bryans would be crazy enough to do that.
That is why Emerson's 12 amateur slams has so little weight in compare to the open era slam.
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