Having spent the first half of my life living in Wimbledon, I have been privileged to follow some historic matches - especially the Borg/McEnroe/Connors golden age. I never thought we'd see anyone emulate Borg's 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles, but today we saw the "Fed Express" dig deep to achieve the unachievable. Does this make him the greatest player of all time - to win 5 Wimbledon titles on the bounce in this era of physical and technical perfection?
My vote goes to Bjorn Borg - for two reasons:
1) Borg also won the French open 6 times (and 3 times concurrently with Wimbledon). To dominate clay court and grass for such a long period is the true test of class and having the complete game. Federer hasn't won in France. Neither did Sampras, McEnroe or Connors.
2) Borg had to contend against other great players....McEnroe, Connors, Vilas, Nastase to name a few. Federer's only real competitor is Nadal.
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