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Old 01-03-2010, 05:30 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by pc1 View Post

Great that you have Tom Okker there on the list. His forehand was very unique and a great weapon. Arthur Ashe used to write that for a period of time every year, Tom Okker would become the best player in the world. A great talent and it's a shame he never won a major. He won a lot of tournaments and he's better than many that won majors.
Okker won 30 total singles titles, and rose to no. 3 in the world in 1974. He beat Laver at Queen's Club in 1968 on grass. Not too shabby. (He was actually ranked no. 1 in doubles for a time in 1979.)
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