Originally Posted by jimbo333
There is no doubt that Jimmy was no.1 in 1978. He was also no.1 in 1977, yes that's right. People confuse No.1 ranking with "the best player". In 1977 Jimmy got to 2 GS finals, he didn't play the other 2, and he won the WCT and Masters. He had the best average results for the year, not head to head, not who was the best player, but he was ranked no.1, check the record books. (Awaits people talking about titles, head to head records, and who was the best player etc, none of which is relevant to the No.1 ranking). Anyway back to 1978, it was definitely Jimmy Connors!
1978 is certainly close in my eyes, my fellow Jimmy Connors fan. Borg did win 2 Slam events to Jimmy's 1 though. I wanted to give JC 1978, but maybe Borg winning the Channel Slam double of RG and Wimby gives him the nod.
I don't think I can give Jimmy the 1977 no.1 ranking judging by results, even though he topped the computer.