Originally Posted by OrangePower
Borg is possibly my favorite player ever, but I can't consider him GOAT for two main reasons:
- Failed to win USO (despite 4 finals)
- Voluntarily quit the game so young
For those talking about overall slam titles, to me that is less important since AO was not as relevant back then. If Borg cared about AO he could have won several of those on grass.
Indeed, this is such an important point about the Aussie Open. Connors for example even though he was at the top of the game for 20 years, only played the Aussie Open twice (winning one and getting to the final in the other).
So there is a very good chance Connors would have won at least another 3 GS titles, making 11 in total. Back in those days the Aussie Open was not important to most players!