Originally Posted by BobbyOne
pc1, I agree. Rosewall lost 13 years at Wimbledon including his best years. Imagine Samras and Federer would have lost 13 years at Wimbledon and the other Grand Slam tournaments. Their balance would be almost a desaster.
I've seen posters complain about hypothetical situations but unfortunately the situation in the past is different from today and it affects the tournament records of past players. So often in discussing the difference situations you have write about it when you have to answer certain questions.