Originally Posted by hoodjem
Pancho would agree. He said that even at his very best, Hoad could beat him.
(I do often wonder what set Muscles on fire in the finals of the '56 US Championships--keeping Hoad from the GS.?)
Possibly, the pressure of having the GS at hands, plus donīt forget Hoad and Muscless had grown up together (the Wonderkids, they were called), and if Hoad didnīt approach his top, Rosewall would make him pay for it - as Laver so often said-.Rosewall and Hoad knew each other like twins brothers...