Originally Posted by BobbyOne
But Hoad also lost several pro majors' finals when he was in his prime (French Pro 1958, US Pro 1958 and 1959 and even lost a couple of matches before reaching the final (Wembley 1957, 1959, French pro 1959)...
At Roland Garros in 1958, Hoad led Rosewall in the final, but wrenched his back reaching for a ball.
The "US Pro" was not a major event by any standard.
Wembley did not rate inclusion in the top 14 designated tournaments for 1959.