Re: Was Laver´s 69 season best in open era?
The best season should have very few flaws and show a high level through most of the year.
This is the problem with Laver's year.
The 16 losses shows he didn't keep a high level throughout the year.
I would guess he lost in 16 tournaments that year, this isn't the kind of year that would be the best.
His record would be 18 tournament wins out of 34 tournaments.
The CYGS is important but having very few losses is just as important.
All stats have to be looked at, not just one.
McEnroe only lost in 3 tournaments all year for example, now that is a dominant year.