Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
The problem remains that only Tilden had established himself in the more competitive world of amateur tennis, and the others only by playing among themselves. This fails the test of credibility.
In 1959, all the players had made names in the amateur field first, even Segura (he won Queens Club in 1947).
The Forest Hills T of C was in a much higher league then the inaugural events of the 1920's and early 1930's. Likewise the 1967 Wimbledon Pro.
So you don't think any pro majors (wembley, french pro, us pro) should be counted until what year? (since you don't think the fields were deep enough at that time)
Most people count the US pro as being a major from 1927. What year do you think it should be counted from?
Most people count the French pro as being a major from 1930. What year do you think it should be counted from?
Most people count wembley as being a major from 1934. What year do you think it should be counted from?