15 Greatest Achievements in Tennis History as of 1981

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  1. timnz

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    Wilding

    Just because it was obsure to the writers in 1981, doesn't make it any less an historical achievement. We know there were around 25-30 clay tournaments wins in that 4 year period - so the maths is pretty easy.
     
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  2. Mustard

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    We can even count the Wimbledon Pro tournament of 1967, which was won by Laver. Does that mean Laver has 5 Wimbledon titles and that Rosewall was a 5-time Wimbledon runner-up? :eek:

    As for Borg, I thought he was chasing William Renshaw's 6 straight Wimbledon titles?
     
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    No its not, even looking at some of Everts official tournament wins, you find she actually only played three matches. On one occasion she won a tourney but only beat two people. No way can we know how many rounds Wilding played to win those titles.
     
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    Hingis nº1 at 16...
     
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  5. Dan Lobb

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    Actually, Gonzales and Hoad got more famous for their victories at Forest Hills Pro than any of the so-called pro majors, which were not really majors at all.
     
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    Hoad actually got famous for his amateur victories at majors and Davis Cup. I think, nobody would notice him for his lone pro Forest Hills victory. Gonzalez fame is really built on his mano a mano series in the 50s. After his initial defeat by Kramer, he beat Trabert, Rosewall and Hoad in succession. All the pros rated the Wembley London pro as their unofficial Championships. It was the only pro event that was sanctioned by the ILTF.
     
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