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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

Guillermo Vilas : 62 singles titles, 4 Grand Slam , never been NO.1


1973 (1) - Buenos Aires
1974 (7) - Gstaad, Hilversum, Louisville, Montreal, Tehran, Buenos Aires, Masters
1975 (5) - Munich, Hilversum, Washington, Louisville, Buenos Aires
1976 (6) - St. Louis WCT, Fort Worth WCT, Monte Carlo WCT, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires
1977 (16) - Springfield, Buenos Aires, Virginia Beach, Roland Garros, Kitzbuhel, Washington, Louisville, South Orange, Columbus, US Open, Paris, Tehran, Bogota, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg WCT
1978 (7) - Hamburg, Munich, Gstaad, South Orange, Aix-En-Provence, Basel, Australian Open
1979 (4) - Hobart, Washington, Buenos Aires, Australian Open
1980 (3) - Rome, Kitzbuhel, Palermo
1981 (3) - Mar Del Plata, Cairo, Houston
1982 (7) - Buenos Aires, Rotterdam, Milan, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Boston, Kitzbuhel
1983 (3) - Richmond WCT, Delray Beach WCT, Kitzbuhel




Patrick Rafter : 11 singles titles, 2 Grand Slam (US Open B2B in 1997-98), one-week NO.1


1994 (1) - Manchester
1997 (1) - US Open
1998 (6) - Chennai, 's-Hertogenbosch, Toronto, Cincinnati, Long Island, US Open
1999 (1) - 's-Hertogenbosch
2000 (1) - 's-Hertogenbosch
2001 (1) - Indianapolis
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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

There is no contest here. Guillermo Vilas is clearly much greater. Vilas's achievements in 1977 alone are more impressive than Rafter's accomplishments throughout his entire career.
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Guillermo Vilas : 62 singles titles, 4 Grand Slam , never been NO.1


1973 (1) - Buenos Aires
1974 (7) - Gstaad, Hilversum, Louisville, Montreal, Tehran, Buenos Aires, Masters
1975 (5) - Munich, Hilversum, Washington, Louisville, Buenos Aires
1976 (6) - St. Louis WCT, Fort Worth WCT, Monte Carlo WCT, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires
1977 (16) - Springfield, Buenos Aires, Virginia Beach, Roland Garros, Kitzbuhel, Washington, Louisville, South Orange, Columbus, US Open, Paris, Tehran, Bogota, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg WCT
1978 (7) - Hamburg, Munich, Gstaad, South Orange, Aix-En-Provence, Basel, Australian Open
1979 (4) - Hobart, Washington, Buenos Aires, Australian Open
1980 (3) - Rome, Kitzbuhel, Palermo
1981 (3) - Mar Del Plata, Cairo, Houston
1982 (7) - Buenos Aires, Rotterdam, Milan, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Boston, Kitzbuhel
1983 (3) - Richmond WCT, Delray Beach WCT, Kitzbuhel




Patrick Rafter : 11 singles titles, 2 Grand Slam (US Open B2B in 1997-98), one-week NO.1


1994 (1) - Manchester
1997 (1) - US Open
1998 (6) - Chennai, 's-Hertogenbosch, Toronto, Cincinnati, Long Island, US Open
1999 (1) - 's-Hertogenbosch
2000 (1) - 's-Hertogenbosch
2001 (1) - Indianapolis

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but this thread is completely unneccesary ,~you know the answer b4 you`ve asked it~~ no brainer VILAS is atleast twice as great as Rafter

even though I`m Aussie i consider Rafter`s career to be overrated & was honestly surprised when he was voted into the tennis hall of fame, personally i don`t think he deserves that much of an honour [though b2b USO titles was cool]

Vilas is a pioneer who won 3/4 Slams & stacks of titles, of course he deserved #1
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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

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TennisGrandSlam mate
i like you & i like your posts
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but this thread is completely unneccesary ,~you know the answer b4 you`ve asked it~~ no brainer VILAS is atleast twice as great as Rafter

even though I`m Aussie i consider Rafter`s career to be overrated & was honestly surprised when he was voted into the tennis hall of fame, personally i don`t think he deserves that much of an honour [though b2b USO titles was cool]

Vilas is a pioneer who won 3/4 Slams & stacks of titles, of course he deserved #1

Rafter is one of great players! His S&V skill is better and more classic than Sampras'.
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Is this a joke?

Ok I'll play along, I vote Rafter.
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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

This should have been a public poll so we could name and shame.
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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

Is this a joke? or is the threadstarter just looking for attention. To even mention Vilas with Rafter in the same breath is ludicrous to say the least.

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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

Vilas

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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

rios vs johansson was close, but vilas clearly had a better career
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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

Yeah but Vilas hasn't won an Oscar for his Bond's ads.

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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

Isn't this pretty obvious. Of course Vilas was greater. Rafter had a beautiful game, but he didn't really win that much. 11 titles is not very much. Besides, many of those 11 titles were won in quite a small tournaments(s'Hertogenbosch, Chennai, Manchester).

Rafter is one of my favourites, but he will lose this poll.

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Rafter is like the weakest World No. 1 ever.

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Rafter is like the weakest World No. 1 ever.
Rios was a weaker #1 than Rafter

Rios only ever made the SFs of a Slam once [AO 98]
Rafter got to atleast the SFs of every Slam [FO 97(SF), USO 97 & 98(won), Wimbledon 00 & 01 (finalist), AO 01 (SF)]

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Re: Who is greater: Guillermo Vilas vs Patrick Rafter?

Even if we were to take Vilas's 43 claycourt titles out of the equation, he has still won 19 titles away from clay, which is 8 more than Rafter won in total.
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