Originally Posted by FedericRoma83
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.
Rosewall won six Wembleys, so he must have liked it.
I would like any event I won six times.
No, the biggest events for the pros were in the major venues, Wimbledon (1967), Forest Hills, Roland Garros, Kooyong. Do these locations sound familiar? They are the sites of the major Slam events.
Wembley was chosen by the pros as a poor substitute for Wimbledon, which wouldn't allow pro play until 1967.
It was like playing in a gas chamber, and the smoke affected the level of play, according to the London Times reviewers.
Gonzales didn't even show up for Wembley.
The top players usually show up in the major finals.