Originally Posted by kiki
If the greatness of a champion is measured by the toughness of his opposition, well, Borg stands alone.He played from Laver,Ashe,Newcombe,Smith and Rosewall to Mc Enroe,Lendl with Connors,Vilas,Nastase,Kodes,Panatta,Orantes,Gerula itis,Tanner or Okker in the middle.And to think that if he had played till 28 or 29 ( he retired at 25), heŽd also have played Becker,Edberg and Wilander...
Maybe only Gonzales ( who played from Tilden to Connors ) and, of course, Rosewall ( who played from Kramer to Gerulalaitis) can equal that.
Well Federer faced Sampras, Agassi, Kuerten, Rios, Moya, Rafter, Kafelnikov, Hewitt, Ferrero, Safin, Roddick, Nalbandian, Coria, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro, Ferrer, etc. Just a walk in the park...
And Agassi apparently didn`t have much trouble playing against Lendl, Wilander, Becker, Connors, Mc Enroe, Sampras, Ivanisevic, Stich, Courier, Chang, Rios, Edberg, Kafelnikov, Kuerten, Moya, Rafter, Safin, Federer, Hewitt, Roddick, Nadal, etc