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Borg at Roland Garros 18 19.35%
Borg at Wimbledon 16 17.20%
McEnroe at Wimbledon 0 0%
Sampras at Wimbledon 18 19.35%
Federer at Wimbledon 25 26.88%
Lendl at US Open 3 3.23%
Connors at US Open 4 4.30%
McEnroe at US Open 0 0%
Other 9 9.68%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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With reasons please....

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Re: Most Impressive?

Sampras at Wimbledon...7 times..that says enough...But Federer will surely surpass that, but he hasnt done yet...so sampras at wimbledon...
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Borg at Roland Garros. The way he dominated was simply incredible. Just look at your sig. He won it without dropping a set twice. 5 for 0 in five set matches. He didn't just beat his rivals he made them look like jokes.

Beating Gerulaitis 2, 1 and 0.
Beating Vilas 1, 1 and 3 when Vilas was defending champ.
Going down 2 sets to Manuel Orantes only to win the next three 0, 1 and 1.

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definately borg at wimbledon....

he wasnt expected to do good in wimbledon at that time, as a great clay court player, but he did it, one year after another, 5 times in a row, and on few occasion straight after he won RG, with no other grass matches between RG and W,

if there was not impressive enough, i dont know what is.....
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definately borg at wimbledon....

he wasnt expected to do good in wimbledon at that time, as a great clay court player, but he did it, one year after another, 5 times in a row, and on few occasion straight after he won RG, with no other grass matches between RG and W,

if there was not impressive enough, i dont know what is.....
I agree.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

Bjorn Borg

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Grand Slam, 29-May-78



R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Federer shouldn't be in the list. He has many more Wimbledons to play and maybe more to win. Who knows?

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Connors for winning it on three different surfaces Also Borg at Wimbledon was something.

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Borg at Roland Garros. The way he dominated was simply incredible. Just look at your sig. He won it without dropping a set twice. 5 for 0 in five set matches. He didn't just beat his rivals he made them look like jokes.

Beating Gerulaitis 2, 1 and 0.
Beating Vilas 1, 1 and 3 when Vilas was defending champ.
Going down 2 sets to Manuel Orantes only to win the next three 0, 1 and 1.
Borg at RG in '78 was the most dominant for sure and it's a tough call, but overall, I prefer his achievements at Wimbledon.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

Bjorn Borg

Roland Garros, France
Grand Slam, 29-May-78



R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Federer shouldn't be in the list. He has many more Wimbledons to play and maybe more to win. Who knows?
Federer is on because some would vote for him even now. I wouldn't, but some would.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

Bjorn Borg

Roland Garros, France
Grand Slam, 29-May-78



R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Re: Most Impressive?

Borg.

Winning 5 times in a row at Wimbledon on his 2nd best surface and losing in his 5th successive final.

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.


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Lendl making 8 US Open and 8 end of season Masters finals is impressive in itself, and while he didn't have the greatest record in finals cause he played in the 1 gear all the time and as a rule when he lost in finals, he lost to great players of the game.

The Borg RG-Wimbledon treble 3 years in a row is probably the most impressive, the fact he was able to change surfaces so quickly and be successful as he was.

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Lendl making 8 US Open and 8 end of season Masters finals is impressive in itself, and while he didn't have the greatest record in finals cause he played in the 1 gear all the time and as a rule when he lost in finals, he lost to great players of the game.

The Borg RG-Wimbledon treble 3 years in a row is probably the most impressive, the fact he was able to change surfaces so quickly and be successful as he was.
Agree with all of above.

I think the point in bold highlights that his record at Wimbledon is the greatest achievement.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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Grand Slam, 29-May-78



R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Connors for winning it on three different surfaces
Exactly. From 74-78, he reached 5 finals in a row, while the surface was being changed. Plus, he later reached the semis at the age of 39.

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In terms of dominance, Borg at RG for reasons given above. One gets the impression that he could have added a couple more RG titles if he didn't retire prematurely. Federer has a good shot of creating a comparable dominant record at Wimbledon but he must stay healthy and keep his current level of commitment.

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It's rather hard to answer if most of us have not seen Borg or McEnroe play in their prime. I saw one old clip of them and thought they were boring. They played with wooden racquets back then, and the field was more shallow. Also Borg didn't like to play outside of Europe so he didn't spread himself that thin.

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