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Old 04-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #42
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Slams aren't the only thing to consider, but they do make for a much more useful, consistent, and objective benchmark on the current tour (i.e. since the late 80s, at least since 1990 when the Super 9 came into being) than anything that existed in the past. Unfortunately, we don't really have any similar consistent, objective benchmarks to gauge many era of the past, particularly with the pro-am split. And even on the tour today, things can get muddled. Nadal has the record for most Masters 1000s (or tied with Lendl if we go pre-1990), but he's nowhere near the slam record.
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