Originally Posted by kiki
Now, I wait for Bobbyone to throw me all factual and mythical data about how great Giammalva father was...or Buch Bucholtz for that matter...
Sam Giammalva was a fine player and reached QFs of the 1956 US Championships where he lost to Hoad in four sets.
Buchholz was a very strong player who almost beat Rod Laver in the 1960 US Champ.s and also Neale Fraser in the 1960 Wimbledon. As a pro he beat Rosewall at least 12 times, won the 1962 US Pro (conceded a limited field), and gave Hoad a tough battle in the 1962 and 1963 Wembley tournaments.
I rank him No.4 for 1963 and No.5 for 1964, 1965 and 1966.