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Guillermo Vilas: Should this Top Tennis Player have been number one?

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Guillermo Vilas wins the French Open in 1977

Guillermo Vilas won the French Open on 5 June, 1977.


Published 22 March 2022 at 1:09pm
By Christophe Mallet, Dario Castaldo
Source: SBS

Sometimes winning every game is not enough! For a while Guillermo Vilas dominated the tennis world, but because of the ranking system at the time, he never became number one.


Published 22 March 2022 at 1:09pm
By Christophe Mallet, Dario Castaldo
Source: SBS


For his home country of Argentina, Vilas has left a huge legacy, especially with his "rock star" personality.

Whether he played on clay, or grass, Vilas dominated his oponents, even winning The World Cup in 1980. In 1981 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Hear the story of Guillermo Vilas' brilliant career, and his near miss of the top spot, in episode two of ? with Christophe Mallet and Dario Castaldo.

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Sometimes winning every game is not enough! For a while Guillermo Vilas dominated the tennis world, but because of the ranking system at the time, he never became number one.

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