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Well, as Guga is not back yet, I should give the edge to Canas.
 

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Serge, to date, so that includes Vilas to like, Acasuso

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wait a second, I was talking about THIS VERY MOMENT.
You meant during all the history. :p
Anyway, Guga then. Just because... :eek:
 

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Guillermo Vilas, then Kuerten, and now Guillermo Canas:)
 

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right now: GUGA (at the end of his career Guga could be considered the best ever)
ever: Vilas
but you are talking just about the south americans or latinos in general?
then i may add two great champions of the past: Rafael Osuna, and Pancho González (from other times, is true, but they won several GS's in singles and doubles), both Mexicans (but Pancho Gonzalez represented USA);)
 

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Que?!
 

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If we're talking history, then I think this is the list

1. Guga (Brazil)

2. Guilermo Vilas (Argentina)

3. Marcelo Rios (Chile)--the FIRST South American to be ranked #1 in world

4. Victor Pecci (Paraguay)-- finalist at Roland Garros

5. Jaime Fillol (Chile)--Top 20 player in mid 70s

and now looks like Canas fits somewhere on this list
 

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since the latinos non southamericans can't be listed here i need to say that there are more southamericnas that were a great champions:
Alex Olmedo
Pancho Segura
Andrés Gómez
José Luis Clerc
just a few of them

but not southamericas: Raúl Ramírez, and Antonio Palafox, besides Pancho González and Rafael Osuna were magnificent players.:cool:
 

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Thanks Jorge for giving props to Roland Garros Champ Gomez !

And Jose Luis Clerc was marvelous..the "other" great Argentine escaped my memory.

I had heard of Pancho Segura and Alex Olmedo but thought they were both Americans. What countries are they from ?
 

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I had heard of Pancho Segura and Alex Olmedo but thought they were both Americans. What countries are they from ?
none of them was born in USA (they are Americans but "Latin Americans") Alex Olmedo was born in Perú and Pancho Segura in Ecuador;). But as many players, for economical or political reasons they played representing USA, as Seles or Navratilova or Lendl later.
 
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