Originally Posted by pray-for-palestine-and-israel
winning all 4 slams without winning the year end championships is like missing a slam
the YEC is definitely more important than everything else but just shy of a slam itself
of course the YEC almost always has the toughest field (LOL with monaco possibly in this year- what an era)
to win the year ends basically says you are the best player from the top 8 elite
it is the elite trophy
I also hold the WTF (formerly Masters in Madison Square Garden) in the highest regard. That event of the best of the best has always been awesome. I have the greatest memories of Connors, Borg, McEnroe and Lendl going all out for the title. And Federer winning six times, just incredible. It was in the 2003 Houston event that Roger won all of his round robin matches then took the title and realized that he was the world's most dominant player. Rafa, eat your little cheating heart out!