Re: Were the 2012 GS winners the luckiest in the Open Era?
Winners of AO GS titles in most of the 70s and early 80s were.
Often the fields were weak with the top players; Borg, Connors and McEnroe absent.
The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):
Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.