Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
The point is that the top two guys didn't consider it worth the effort to put out for this event.
This is when you get the supporting cast, and everyone regarded Anderson as supporting cast, winning a tournament.
At Forest Hills, the biggest event of the year, Anderson lost to Hoad in the first round, and Hoad and Gonzales contested the final. Get it? At the big one, the two top guys contested the final. Simple point.
It's strange to hear that because, just for example, Ken Rosewall said that the Wembley tournament was his favourite one during the Pro era.
Your point sounds to me like: they went out before the finals = the didn't put out for it; they went to the finals = it was great tournament.
I don't agree: in my opinion we have to consider the option that even the greatest players ever can lose a match.