Who Is Ashley Cooper???

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by larry10s, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. larry10s

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    in the performance rating thread was #11
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Cooper_%28tennis%29

     
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  3. pc1

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    Ashley Cooper was a top player in the 1950's and 1960's who turned pro. He won three of the four majors in 1958 missing out only in the French Championships in which he reached the semi-finals. He turned pro and faced top players like the great Pancho Gonzalez and got slaughtered. He played a tour with Pancho Gonzalez, Mal Anderson and Lew Hoad in which (if memory serves) he played Gonzalez twenty times and lost all twenty. Gonzalez was the best player in the world and was far superior to Cooper despite the fact Cooper was the top amateur player.

    I respect Wuornos' work tremendously but this is a bit of a flaw in his system. The amateurs were playing at a far lower level than the Pros at the time and a great performance in the amateurs wasn't equivalent to just a good performance in the Pros.
     
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  4. CollegeBound

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    Google it. You'll get far, far more reliable information than asking here.
     
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