Originally Posted by krosero
I think what hurts Pancho's career the most is the lack of any Grand Slam titles outside of Forest Hills. He was unable to play them for almost all his career. So his career remains underappreciated, to put it mildly.
And it's very wrong that Gonzales' career should be underappreciated. It needs to be said that he was the best player in the world for 8 years, that he won 8 US Pros, 4 Wembley Pros and 3 Tournament of Champions, and that even at age 41, he was capable of beating a peak Laver in 5 sets. This is why I was disappointed when I saw Gonzales ranked so slow in that Tennis Channel list. They clearly haven't understood how tennis was at the time.