Hoad played more than 300 matches for those 2 years. But ... important are the wins from those matches.
Many other players had more than 150 matches per year for many years - Rosewall, Laver, Gonzalez, Tilden, Segura etc.
It's not an excuse that Borg didn't play RG. It can happen to everyone. He suffered many injuries through the career.
Agree that half of the Vilas' titles were 250s. But Borg's titles in that year were not different. From the big events he won Wim and Memphis.
1977 is definitely a strong year...
What an interesting story! I am impressed. Let me satisfy the desire of Lobb of not discussing the "disgusting" factor - the number of titles. It is so disgusting for Lobb for obvious reasons. Anyway, let me skip this for a moment and let me focus on the beloved "level of play".
As Hoad's best...
Nope, you are not. NoMercy lied to you. He is well known with his "sympathies" to Rosewall.
Briefly the discussion back then went about Rosewall's titles by surface. And here the data you are asking - Rosewall has 89 grass titles, out of which 18 grass majors, out of which 8 in singles and 10 in...
You are fully fully right. This theory about "the 100 wins dominance" is distorted basically from its roots. The dominance in every aspect of the life is a qualitative indicator. The qualitative indicators are always measured by qualitative methods. That's why you easily found hundreds of huge...
KG, you know Mac beat Annacone in the final of Palo Alto Tennis challenge in Sep 1990. Do you know about any other matches in this tournament, draw, scores? Some posters say it was held in the period 13-16 Sep, maybe 2 or 3 rounds have been held.
I appreciate your type of analyses in the previous posts. This theme has been and maybe will be always a subject of discussion.with its pros and cons.
I agree with most of your conclusions. But I have huge remarks on the essence of the raised topic - the names of the tournaments.
1968 - Laver
1969 - Laver
1970 - Laver
1971 - Laver and Rosewall co-No 1
1972 - Nastase
Rosewall definitely deserves No 1 spot for 1971 no matter solely or co. And at the end of 1971 he was 37. I think this answers your question.