Originally Posted by alfajeffster
I never agreed with the premise of considering a players' dominance in any given year by a winning percentage. All of the players consider the Majors the ones to win, and anyone who has won 3 Majors in a year has accomplished more than a player who only won 2, regardless of what their percentages were. Rod Laver won the Grand Slam in 1969, and I think John McEnroe himself would consider that a more incredible year than his own 1984. You could also look at Jimmy Connors' 1974 as a more dominating year than McEnroe's 84. Jimmy won all of the Majors he was allowed to play- the ITF sanctioned and prevented him from playing the French, otherwise he very well may have won a Grand Slam that year.
McEnroe's 1984 has some characteristics (82-3 including 13 ATP Events + Davis Cup + World Team Cup)
1. 13 ATP Events Champions, 1 ATP Events Final (Roland Garros)
2. Davis Cup Final (He plays more Singles matches) and World Team Cup (Team Singles) Champion.
3. Counting all ATP Events and World Team Cup, he won at least 2 titles for all 3 surface : Grass, Hardcourt and Clay.
Overall, he entered all Singles tournament finals except Cincinnati (Early loser in 1st Round) - 14 Winners and 2 Runners-up.
I can't find any other players has such high-ratio final rate (16 of 17 Final)