Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Sam Giammalva was a fine player and reached QFs of the 1957 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.
Hoad turned pro before 1957 US Champs. Do you mean 1956 ?
The 1962 Cleveland event was no longer being billed as the US Pro, because the USPLTA was holding its own US Pro in D.C.
It was now called the World Professional Championships, a nice modest title with a VERY modest field.