Originally Posted by pc1
Remember Hoad played in the Old Pro tour where the level of play on average was far higher. Emerson played the amateur tour. It's like a good heavyweight playing in the light weight division. He may win there but if he moved back to the heavyweights it would be different.
Playing Fred Stolle, Darmon and Ken Fletcher in the finals of majors is a lot different from playing Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Pancho Gonzalez, Hoad and Gimeno in the finals. Emerson won five majors against Stolle in the finals.
In regards to Hoad even with that, I still see him as Djokovic level player, nothing more than that.
As for Emerson, what is an appropriate ranking for him on the all time list then? Is he better than a Kodes lol?