Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, Your first list is demagogy. The pros usually did NOT play against Bottke, Fiala etc.....As always you try to belittle the early 1960s, probably to diminish Rosewall's achievements. I have already shown that Rosewall beat 15 very STRONG pros in his fantastic run 1960 to 1963 at pro majors.
No, nothing against Rosewall.
My point was that you cannot compare the winning percentages of, for example, Borg and Federer, about 95-99% winning record, to the old pro percentages because the more recent champions have faced minimal opposition most of the time. Certainly in the early rounds of tournaments.
In the old pro days, there was a tough opponent every day, and a winning percentage of 70% was great.