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Old 04-22-2013, 05:07 AM   #2928
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
Flash, My list is an overview on achievements, playing stregth and (touch) skills.

It's extremely difficult to make a clear distiction between the players since sometimes two or three players are about equal.

Here my newest list

1 Laver and Rosewall tied
3 Gonzalez
4 Tilden
5 Borg
6 Sampras and Federer tied
8 Hoad
9 Connors
10 Budge

11 McEnroe
12 Vines, Kramer, Lendl, Nadal about equal

Nadal can of course jump up with the time.

It's hard to decide between Connors, McEnroe and Lendl...
Bobby, I have a few comments on your list.

- In general I think a GOAT list should just be on achievements, but we are all of course allowed to make our own criteria.

- There is no justification in putting Hoad in the Top 10. He only won 4 amateur majors and 1 pro major, and was overshadowed by Gonzales.

- Nadal should be in the Top 10. He has won 11 majors in the Open Era (at all four venues), is the greatest clay-courter/single surface player of all time, and has dominated Federer.

- I would rank Lendl ahead of Connors, but I admit this is very debatable.

- I will not mention the relative rankings of Rosewall/Federer/Sampras as we have debated this many times...
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