OK... Thanks for the new info now
I guess I just picked the wrong person, but my point is that there are so many unheard of players ahead of Rios, and even if this Buchholz guy had a big impact on Tennis, do you think he had a better career than him?
The problem is if people who agreed with your original list will disagree with the new list. You're losing customers, which is bad for business.
Also, when expanding a list, the given last number will always be insufficient. Any true perfectionist will always see a way to further complete a "complete list".
Bad for business?
What am I selling? Page views for vcash?
Perhaps I am not a perfectionist, then. With this list, I have spent as much time as I want on it as of now. Maybe I will go back and edit further, but for now, I'm through.
No.1 in weak era. Some people on that list must have played in an era where there was only about 3 tennis players in the world. You can't rate their achievements on paar with those of today.
You also have to take into account the number of slam finals Andy has been in, Olympics gold, amazing number of masters, consitent top 4 ranking and consistent slam performance etc.
This is all very subjective, and if you want to drive yourself into a mental institution breaking down all of that, what would be the 1930's equal to Shanghai? Go right ahead.
Even that is highly subjective. Some people don't consider Olympics for anything, some consider WTF on par with slams, some consider Masters more than others. You can't have MTF actually agree with an objective universal system with which to create an all-time best tennis player list. You can go ahead an make your own, with your own appreciations. If people agree with it, you win a few points yourself. There is no point in complaining about someone's own view on tennis, especially if it says so in the title.
Say, wasn't there a thread around here where one would give out the importance for every type of tournament and a table of the all-time best 10 players would be generated by a user ? Don't really remember who made it though.
Exactly. People are free to create their own list, I have no objections. But this one is my own personal ideas on the subject.