Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave
virtually no competition in late 1800s when tennis was introduced, not to mention it wasn't really an international sport at that time, you were typically only playing against played from your own country. lack of competition and depth of field obviously kills Renshaw's resume
Federer obviously probably is the much better grass court player, Renshaw's accomplishments could not parallel Roger's any more in the degree of difficulty when comparing respective times. there are definitely multiple other players who technically were 'better grass court players'
Are you sure about this?
I can't believe everyone here is writing Renshaw off when his record of 6 consecutive Wimbledons will probably be never matched EVER. Tennis was just as competitive back then as it was today, just different people.