True, except for the 70s which was superior. The 70s doesn't get as many votes because most posters weren't alive at the time so obviously give it less consideration.80s out in front in the polls.
90s clearly in 2nd place.
By a mile the greatest eras in the open era.
Also, the Year-End Top-20 snapshot for 1992 contains 14 out of 20 guys with at least one slam, with 61 total singles slams! And the short list of 6 guys without a slam includes career-high #5 guys Ferreira and Forget.I feel like the period from about 89 to 92 was the absolute peak of pro tennis.
The 1992 Year-End Top-10 has 50 grand slam singles titles by my quick count, with every single guy on the list with at least one slam. The only time in history that was true. This Top-10 snapshot has 6 guys who reached #1 plus another 3 who reached #2. This list doesn't even count Johnny Mac, who reached Wimby semi that year.
Look at that mixture of styles. Tennis in the 80s truly had everything.I voted 70s, but reading the posts and thinking about it, the 80s were top shelf. You started off with Connors, Lendl, McEnroe, and Borg - transitioned to Edberg, Becker, Wilander and finished off with Sampras & Agassi.
It doesn't get much better than that.
I voted for the 80's. I didn't see any of it but from what I can gather it was the best decade by far.I'm gonna get called out for recency bias but I don't see how it isn't the most recent one. When have we ever seen 3 guys chase history against each other all at the same time