|10-28-2013, 04:09 AM||#21|
Join Date: Jul 2013
In the end it is only about this question(s):
Who won matches that mattered against opponents who were significant, and how many and how often did they win them?
Of course the difficult issues are
- what matches matter(ed)?
- who are/were significant opponents?
- what matters more:- winning often (dominance) or winning many (longevity)?
- how do we measure them?
Even the fans in short pants on the General Discussion board discuss these issues, albeit with a miniscule time horizon!
|10-28-2013, 05:51 AM||#22|
Join Date: Aug 2007
1) Total number of years as year-end world no. 1
2) Total number of slams
3) Ability on multiple surfaces (career slam or not?)
4 )Total Masters 1000 (or equivalents) won
5) Total weeks at no. 1
6) H2H with main rivals
7) Total number of all tournaments won
8 ) Winning percentage at slams
9) In best five-year period, tournaments won
10) In best five-year period, winning percentage
11) In best five-year period, majors won
12) In best five-year period, percentage of majors won
13) In best five-year period, percentage of tournaments won
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Last edited by hoodjem; 10-28-2013 at 06:23 AM.
|10-28-2013, 06:26 AM||#24|
I believe we need to evaluate a player's greatness as a complete package and each player should be evaluated on the metrics used to gauge greatness in his/her time. Was slam count the highest achievement in Laver's time? If so then he must be evaluated on that. I believe Fed's the greatest not JUST because of the slam count(which is infact the highest achievement of his era) but because of his vast repertoire of shots, court sense, genius shotmaking,versatility, no nonsense mannerism on court,class act, great ambassador to the sport, plays fair, very elegant to watch,there's just so many components that add up to make him the greatest.
In short the greatest player must have the greatest game and I believe Fed has that. The guy is the establishment's pipe dream.
Last edited by monfed; 10-28-2013 at 06:28 AM.
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