Thread: Clay Court GOAT
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #810
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Originally Posted by Mustard View Post
And Budge said that once he was regularly playing against Vines, Perry's game didn't really bother him anymore. Some people seem to be pleading with me to drop names from my GOAT list, but the reason I had Perry in there was because he was the first male player to win all 4 amateur majors in his career, having prevented Crawford from completing the CYGS in 1933.

Speaking of Crawford, was 1933 the only year he played in the US Championships? He seemed to play in the other 3 majors regularly.
Perry had some injuries in the pros and he may have not had the interest in the game anymore even if he was the best pro in 1941.

Perry had a great record in the amateurs.
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