Originally Posted by Sjengster
Yes, but in terms of career achievements he is easily the most successful - success does not equal present quality. Let's wait until one of the three players out of the four you mentioned wins this AO, then they'll be close - in fact, only Ferrero might actually surpass Hewitt in overall career achievement if he takes the title, given that he has been to no. 1 before and has more TMS titles.
I wouldn't think so. Hewitt still has won two TMC's (bigger than TMS) and ended two years at #1. That plus his higher titles count still would give him a significant lead over Ferrero.