Former tennis great Mats Wilander is in Acapulco this week for the Mexican Open where the 49-year-old admitted that players in the current era are better than those he faces.
“Players of this generation are much better than mine,” Wilander told EFE via translation. “Number one, two, three and four are probably much better than the ‘top’ of my time.
“Federer and Nadal, perhaps, are the two greatest players of all time.”
Wilander, a winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, played in the late 80s alongside Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe and even Andre Agassi who was just starting out. Looking at the below chart, the Top 5 in 1988 when he finished No. 1 are all Hall of Famers.
The Swede went on to say that he’s fascinated by Grigor Dimitrov, calling him a future Top 5 player, and Jerzy Janowicz. He adds of the current players Murray’s style most resembles his.
The year Wilander finished No. 1 on the computer in 1988, here were the Top 10:
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