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Old 04-03-2012, 08:32 PM   #56
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Hoad actually got famous for his amateur victories at majors and Davis Cup. I think, nobody would notice him for his lone pro Forest Hills victory. Gonzalez fame is really built on his mano a mano series in the 50s. After his initial defeat by Kramer, he beat Trabert, Rosewall and Hoad in succession. All the pros rated the Wembley London pro as their unofficial Championships. It was the only pro event that was sanctioned by the ILTF.
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