Originally Posted by BobbyOne
TMF, At least among the tt posters you will hardly find anybody who ranks the Bryans as the best doubles of all time.
You are probably unique in believing that the current doubles competition is tougher than that of the Newcombe/Roche time...
Everything, and I mean everything, TMF says is designed to in some way inflate the achievements of Federer. Thus his assertion that the level of play in the game today (singles and doubles) is higher than it has ever been before.
While his argument may be reasonable enough for singles (although I know many here doubt that), it's certainly not true in doubles. Previous eras when many of the top stars also competed in doubles were much stronger than now. The Bryan brothers are great ambassadors for doubles but simply winning the most Open Era majors against weak competition does not make them doubles GOATs.
Oldest living male Grand Slam champs: Seixas, Patty, Falkenburg, Savitt, Sedgman, Rose, Trabert, Pietrangeli, Fraser, Rosewall.