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Old 02-22-2013, 05:02 PM   #45
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When he had won his 3 straight Channel slams - it really meant something.
They still do. As great as that achievement was by Borg, it wasn't as lauded at the time as his 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles.

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You could say in 1981 that Borg was by far the best Open Era player ever.
Well, obviously. The open era was only 13 years old at that point. Who were his closest challengers? Connors, Laver, Newcombe, Rosewall?

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Has anything Sampras or Fed done since been greater then Borg's achievements(6 FO, 5 consecutive Wimbys, 3 consecutive channel slams)?
I think Borg's record is better than Sampras. I know Sampras finished 6 years in a row at world number 1, but Sampras never had a dominant period like Borg's 1976-1981.
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