He gave hard fights to three of the modern greats
of the middleweight division - Felix Sturm, Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin - and he can be counted amongst the best of his many illustrious contemporaries.
It renews a rivalry between two modern greats
with 24 Majors between them - 19 for Williams and five for Sharapova - but the Russian hasn't beaten the American star in over a decade.
SRI Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene, one of his sport's modern greats
, is to retire from Test cricket.
So it's the perfect time for Timeform's newest publication, Modern Greats
, which runs to 320 pages and is fully illustrated with colour photos.
This tournament has been won by several of the sport's modern greats
in recent years, including Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods.
Now he is a major champion - Argentina's first in 40 years - and he did it the hard way with some of the game's modern greats
chasing him all the way home.
Closer jobs for playoff teams aren't just handed to 23-year-olds and many of the modern greats
waited far longer to evolve into that role.
DWR Studio will carry designs by such modern greats
as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isami Noguchi, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Achille Castiglioni, among others.
He is a young man who had all the ability to be one of the sport's modern greats
, but who has instead been in and out of trouble since his early days at Wigan.
Boyz N' The Hood Sky Modern Greats
, 10pm CLASSIC early 90s drama as the world of South Central Los Angeles gangs is explored through the lives of young men trying to escape the perils of the ghetto.
Stosur followed up her victories over modern greats
Justine Henin and Serena Williams with her best performance of the tournament, completely overwhelming former world number one Jankovic.
Comparing three modern greats
, Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting, Parore said: "In ODIs, Tendulkar is The Man, simply the best of all time, by some distance, and that's saying something given the class of the other two.