Originally Posted by BobbyOne
I read the then actual report in World Tennis about the 1956 US final and there is no hint that Hoad suffered from back problems in that match. It just seems that you try to make your darling unbeatable, especially against Rosewall...
Rosewall himself has aknowledged that only windy conditions could prevent Hoad fron getting the grand Slam that 1956.He felt bad for his friend since he always recognized that " Lew, on his day, was not possible to beat"
He may be mean but he was a honest guy and a true gentleman