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    Unbeatable records

    Matches won on clay : Vilas 679 Win streaks : Vilas 46
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    Do you think Guillermo Vilas will win in the trial and be recognized as number one?

    No news about that. Is there still a chance ... ?
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    Top 20 players (men and women) of the Open Era

    Sorry, I don't agree, Vilas's results are objectively better than Courier and Murrays's results + Vilas is much more important in tennis history ...
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    Top 20 players (men and women) of the Open Era

    This final is a black spot in Vilas's carrer, that's true. He was very unlucky because he had a second set point and his winning return was just out.
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    Top 20 players (men and women) of the Open Era

    I don't agree about the 2 AO of Vilas. First, those who are absent are always wrong. And for Vilas, winning on grass is a great performance. And he beated very good grass players in these AO, like Lewis (Wimbledon finalist), Roche, Dent ... For me, it's an urban legend to say that these two AO...
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    Top 20 players (men and women) of the Open Era

    Vilas is better than Courier, Murray, Ashe, Smith, Hewitt and Wawrinka !!
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    Who was your first tennis 'hero' and why?

    Vilas too, for me. Courage, romanticism, combination of strength and fragility, and he worked so hard to win all these tournaments and become number 1 (whatever ATP says).
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    Check out these old greats on vid

    Great match and great volleys by Vilas. He worked very hard to win the AO.
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    Rank the 3-5 slam winners

    Vilas is the best.
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    Who is the 3rd best clay courter of the Open Era?

    Unlucky because he had a second set point and his winning forehand return was judged out (was it really ?).
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    Who is the 3rd best clay courter of the Open Era?

    Yes, Vilas should have won against Wilander. He was very unlucky in this match ... But Vilas's results on clay are great, so he can be number 3. He won 2 Grand Slams (FO and USO) + all the big clay tournaments (Rome, Monte-Carlo, Hamburg, Madrid ...).
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    Don’t Forget Forget

    Very elegant player, but not very solid in Grand Slams. Great match in FO 1986 against the "old" Vilas, but Vilas saved one match point.
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    Best player to never reach #1 or win a slam?

    Vilas was number 1 a few weeks in 1975 and 1976, even if ATP refuses to recognize that fact. So, he's not concerned by this thread.
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    Johan Kriek's 1986 French Open Run?

    Vilas should have won this match. I think he was tired after his great match against Forget. But Kriek played very good.
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    Nastase - Vilas: Who was the best player?

    Monte-Carlo 2 times for Vilas (and even 2,5 ... because of the 1981 final).
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