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Old 03-06-2012, 03:29 AM   #1092
Carlo Giovanni Colussi
Join Date: May 2008
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Originally Posted by Benhur View Post
... I think it's totally silly to accuse someone of snobbery or vanity for simply correcting the spelling of his name to its standard form ...
The problem is that
I didn't accuse Pancho of vanity for correcting his name to its standard form
but because I thought
(wrongly due to a comment I read somewhere and given my ignorance in Spanish language)
that Gonzales considered his then name to be pejorative whereas it wasn't.

So what I wrote wasn't silly.

However apparently Gonzales's motivation wasn't a problem of misplaced pride as claimed in the article I read
but as you suggest a simple correction of a wrong mispelling.

Now I wrote both Gonzales or Gonzalez according to the circumstances given that
his official name was Gonzales before circa 1966
and Gonzalez since that date.

So Gonzales beat Rosewall in the 1960 world pro tour
whereas Rosewall beat Gonzalez in the March 1966 Madison Square Garden tournament.
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