I think the 1980s was the golden era. Strong personalities who were often openly hostile to each other facing off. An impressive rollcall of players: Lendl, Mac, Connors, Edberg, Becker, Wilander providing that wonderful contrast of styles we don't get these days. (Not to mention more than 40 majors combined.) Watching Lendl and Connors trying to pass McEnroe, Edberg and Becker from the back. To see if the S/V artist could beat the efficiency and precision of the baseliner. It was as good as it gets for me. This is a wonderful era now but its downfall for me is that there's too much sameness, too much baselining. The players are also very friendly with one another - don't get me wrong - I was appalled at the antics of Mc and Connors at times but the aggression they brought to their match-ups with Lendl made matches more than just pure tennis - there was intense feeling out there as well. Anyone else rate the 1980s their favourite decade?