Novak Djokovic's historic 2011 season has produced several debates with tennis fans trying to rank his dominance. It's a particularly subjective argument amongst supporters of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who can justifiably frame their own perspectives. And it's a great opportunity to rub memories with the other recent and legendary champions. All of this is great for tennis, even as it continues evolving to unprecedented heights.
Just two months ago, B/R featured columnist J.A. Allen produced an excellent statistical analysis of the most dominant seasons of the Open Era. Readers are encouraged to visit or review this list to appreciate the details to these dominating seasons.
This article will feature some comments made from other tennis legends and contemporaries regarding historic individual seasons. It will attempt to provide other angles, flavor and devil's advocate arguments amongst fans.
This is also an invitation for tennis fans to add their own memories or unique perspectives to why they would make a case for one champion's season or another. We will not all agree, but through the solicitation of viewpoints, we can come to some sort of consensus.
With Djokovic's bid to hold all four Grand Slams for the first time since Rod Laver, we will continue to update this ongoing conversation.