Originally Posted by NadalDramaQueen
I do understand that point. I only meant that the notion tends to be true (amazingly so) in the face of so many external factors such as the ones you mention. All the complications tend to work together to fit the expected outcome. It really is only amazing at first, but it is quite logical when you spend some time with it.
I have no issue with you or your list, by the way. I tend to be more annoyed with dismissive posters who don't understand the limits of their perception.
This is much art as science. Maybe more art than science. This entire topic is all very subjective and somewhat objective in my opinion. One can argue against any players in terms of the "greatest question" and you can argue for many players as well. I embrace significant uncertainty but that's fine in my book..look , Tilden, Lacoste, Budge, Hoad, Gonzalez, Rosewall, Laver, Borg, Sampras, Federer and Nadal are among the greatest players to ever step onto a tennis court and let's enjoy each great player as he comes along. We can all agree with that and in many ways, that's enough certainty for me.