Originally Posted by Xavier G
Orantes has a case for no.1 in 1975, had a good summer particularly, but I think Arthur Ashe just has a better case winning WCT Dallas and Wimbledon. Orantes and Arthur both had their best year in 1975. Ashe won on more varied surfaces than Orantes overall.
It was a year no one person dominated.
Jimbo got to three Slam finals and lost the lot. He was the most consistent player overall, but didn't win a major, so Ashe is no.1 for me.
On a subjective basis I think Connors was the best player in the world. If the top ten played a round robin on all surfaces I think Connors would have won easily.
It's one of the those cases again in which the strongest player I believe wasn't number one. And he didn't deserve to be.