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Old 05-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #26
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
Speaking of Hoad and certain H2Hs, Hoad defeated Muscles in the finals at the Australian championship and Wimbledon in 1956, and Rosewall beat Hoad at the US championship that same year.

Why was Rosewall absent from the French championship in 1956?
Rosewall had trouble at Wimbledon in 1953 when he was number one seeded (upset by an average player, Nielsen) and again in 1955 (upset by Nielsen again).
He wanted to work on his grass game, which he did in Australia during the 1956 clay season.
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