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Old 08-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi View Post
Rosewall was clearly the best in the World in 1961, 1962, 1963, and arguably in 1960 and 1964 too.
Gonzales was not toppled in 1960 or 1961. In 1960, Gonzales didn't play hardly any tournaments due to his disputes with Kramer, but he did dominate the 1960 world pro tour, as the standings below show:

1. Pancho Gonzales 49-8
2. Ken Rosewall 32-25
3. Pancho Segura 22-28
4. Alex Olmedo 11-44

In 1961, Rosewall won the French Pro and Wembley Pro titles, but Gonzales won his 8th US Pro title, and once again won the world pro tour:

Round Robin
1. Pancho Gonzales 33-14
2. Andres Gimeno 27-20
3. Lew Hoad 24-23
4. Barry MacKay 22-25
5. Alex Olmedo 18-29
6. Butch Buchholz 16-31

Third Place Play Off
3. Frank Sedgman 15-13 (Hoad pulled out with injury)
4. Barry MacKay 13-15

Final
1. Pancho Gonzales 21-7
2. Andres Gimeno 7-21


As for 1964, I don't really see how Rosewall is above Laver that year. Laver won 2 of the 3 pro majors, and had turned the tables in their head-to-head matches.

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