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Old 04-12-2010, 05:51 PM   #205
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Originally Posted by newmark401 View Post
Originally Posted by newmark401
I'd also include the Dohertys in the discussion. A list of some of their clay court singles victories can be found here:

They certainly won the top clay court titles of their time (and personally I think that Laurie was the best pre-world war one player, even though I am a fan of Wilding), but the number of their clay court titles, with full respect to their abilities, wasn't up there with someone like Wilding ie 13 to 16 Clay court titles each compared to over 60 for Wilding."

That list of the Dohertys' clay court singles titles isn't complete, but it's all I have for them. I don't think their numbers really matter, it's their utter dominance which is so impressive.
They were impressive indeed. Wilding himself I think was hugely respectful of Laurie's abilities.
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