What is one tennis opinion we can all agree on?

BGod

Legend
Jokes aside, probably that players like Borg, Laver and Connors were legends of the game.

Even the "modern players better than older players because science" people don't discount the legacies of generational talent.
 

BGod

Legend
Nadal is the clay GOAT.

There isn't a hard courts Goat, there isn't a grass Goat, there isn't an overall Goat, but Rafa is the Clay Goat. No doubt about that.
While I agree, I've seen enough people use weak era argument. And the Jordan aspect of concentrated excellence for Borg. Along with how Borg set the precedent, etc.
 
could be

but the color is a different matter, people argue whether it's green or yellow

I'm sure you can find someone who'd argue that the ball being fluffy makes it not round
I bet these would be the same people claiming Federer is GOAT, that this is the weakest era ever and that clay should be banned...
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
disagree, I'd add 03 as well
I'll go more extreme and say 2000 since Sampras' reign had ended and he went over 2 years without winning a tournament until his last at 2002 USO! Hewitt could be a beast and had plenty of heart, but no real weapons so him being #1 for any real length of time proves how weak things had become! Him winning Wimbledon over Nalbandian tells it all! That happened before the homogenization of courts so there couldn't haven't have been too much pressure on Lleyton to hold the top rank for well over a year! ;)
 
I'll go more extreme and say 2000 since Sampras' reign had ended and he went over 2 years without winning a tournament until his last at 2002 USO! Hewitt could be a beast and had plenty of heart, but no real weapons so him being #1 for any real length of time proves how weak things had become! Him winning Wimbledon over Nalbandian tells it all! That happened before the homogenization of courts so there couldn't haven't have been too much pressure on Lleyton to hold the top rank for well over a year! ;)
Lleyton is the weakest multi-YE1 by far, for the reasons you mention.
 
different competitions, players back in Borg's days were more specialized to play on clay

not to mention how early Borg retired

I'd agree Nadal is the clay goat but Borg makes it more close then records would suggest
Yeah... that's his decision. His mistake.

"Tough titty" as the Americans would say.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
I'll go more extreme and say 2000 since Sampras' reign had ended and he went over 2 years without winning a tournament until his last at 2002 USO! Hewitt could be a beast and had plenty of heart, but no real weapons so him being #1 for any real length of time proves how weak things had become! Him winning Wimbledon over Nalbandian tells it all! That happened before the homogenization of courts so there couldn't haven't have been too much pressure on Lleyton to hold the top rank for well over a year! ;)
Yiu'll find weak slams everywhere. Not all slams were like Wimb 2002.
 
This season has sucked!
I disagree.

Rafa winning the first ever October/indoor FO by trashing Djokovic was legendary.

Thiem finally winning a slam in weird conditions was legendary. People getting triggered that he won it the way he won it is an added bonus.

The AO finale was exciting.

Wimbledon organizers showed how little they give a hoot about tennis. That was awesome too, a revelation to all the Wimby worshippers.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I disagree.

Rafa winning the first ever October/indoor FO by trashing Djokovic was legendary.

Thiem finally winning a slam in weird conditions was legendary. People getting triggered that he won it the way he won it is an added bonus.

The AO finale was exciting.
Yes but no Wimbledon, no Queen's, no Indian Wells, no Miami, no Monte Carlo, no Madrid, no Canada, Cincy played in New York (wtf?), no Asian swing, no crowds, no atmosphere................ :((n)
 
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