Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Gonzalez even beat Laver in 1970 in four sets in the Las Vegas final.
Pancho defeated Muscles in the 1969 Los Angeles (PSW) tournament by 6-4,11-13,7-5. At Las Vegas he again beat Rosewall 6-4,1-6,6-3 in his toughest match. I still wonder that Gonzalez was able to demolish Newcombe 6-1,6-2 and also Ashe 6-0,6-2,6-4 in the same event.
On a given day, one fast carpet or wood, a fit Gonzales could beat anybody just on his serve.
" And when the bullied american saved his three death penalties, the steeled arm of the young swede began to shiver like it never did before"