Originally Posted by Mustard
A lack of a French major is the one real knock against Gonzales.
If Gonzales had won the 1956 French Pro final (he lost in 5 sets to Trabert), I think it would have been arguably the greatest year for a player in the history of tennis. Gonzales thrashed Trabert 74-27 on their 1956 world pro tour, and won the Wembley Pro, US Pro and the Tournament of Champions. This was Gonzales at his absolute peak, certainly in terms of results.
In 1956, Lew Hoad won 3 out of 4 majors, and lost in the final of the last one, Forest Hills, to Rosewall.
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