Talk Tennis Guru
What say you?
Actually, I think Rafa, counting 2019, was part of 5 DC-winning teams, but I would not mix a team stat with the others, or weigh each big title the same.
That chart aside, of course, I think they are the three greatest of the Open Era, great as Sampras, Borg and others were, I think they've each surpassed them for a while now.
I've drawn a line at those who played entirely in the OE. Although things are a lot different than 52 years ago, comparing to Laver, Rosewall (and take your pick of those contemporaneous to Rocket and Muscles or before them...Pancho, Tilden, mainly) is like comparing apples and spaghetti.
They should not be compared to the greats listed above. Greatest Of Era (GOA) is really the worthwhile debate, Not GOAT.No.
They're in the mix for sure but whatever order you have them in I think you still have to give some room for considering past greats like Laver, Pancho, Rosewall, Tilden etc...for what they did in their own era's.
So, not Top 3, based solely on lack of YEC titles? Seems quite arbitrary.
Some people are emotionally/intellectually incapable of being impartial. Nobody but a fan boy puts someone with 17 slams over 20. But Djokovic fans were proclaiming him GOAT when he had 14 slams, so logic isn't relevant for the fringe elements in that fan base.That's exactly the order based on the slam count.It can't get more precise than that, I have to admitt
The big three have the greatest tennis resumes but many still would put Laver as #2 or Sampras as #3, despite having less slams.
Of course not. There's the Old Three of Gonzales-Rosewall-Laver too, and earlier, Tilden who cannot be adequately rated due to changing circumstances, but he was the first male star who led the charge of professionalising tennis, that's a grand role.
It’s about a 25% strike rate of winning a Slam. I don’t see domination in that, and there’s little point quibbling about the margins of such a strike rate. In saying that, some have had prolonged periods of being almost unbeatable.So, at least one of them should have dominated much more ?