Originally Posted by Mustard
Kramer claimed that Segura had the edge over Hoad. The Tournament of Champions was another tournament altogether, anyway, on grass-courts. The Wembley Pro was indoors. Gonzales was the only big name missing from the 1959 Wembley Pro, and Hoad lost to Segura.
Again, the 1959 Wembley final was between Segura and Anderson, two guys who lost in the first round at the biggest tournament of the season, Forest Hills, where the final was between the number one and number two players.
The cream rises to the top in the big ones.
Wembley was perhaps the fourth most important event of the 1959-1960 season. Perhaps the sixth most important.
Kramer stated that Segura and himself had the edge on Hoad on the 1957 tour, because Hoad considered them over the hill, and concentrated on Rosewall.