Originally Posted by pc1
That's also a puzzle because if the head to head against Gonzalez was for the World Title you would figure Kramer would rank Hoad number one but the rankings could have been just Kramer's opinions of how good the players were. What was the exact order of the top four? I assume Gonzalez was number one and I assume Rosewall was there among the four. Was it Sedgman in the top four?
The order of finish on the Ampol tour is given by McCauley on p.97.
Hoad, Gonzales, Rosewall, Sedgman,Trabert, Anderson, Segura, Cooper.
This ranking reflects only the 14 Ampol tournaments.
The four-man American tour was for a separate world championship title, and not related to the Ampol tournament series. Gonzales was declared winner, with 47 overall wins, yet Hodgson claims that because Hoad defeated all three opponents, no winner could be declared.
So there were actually TWO world championships on the Kramer tour for 1959!