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Old 10-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by forzamilan90 View Post
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?
Hoad was an erratic player who could play at a the highest level in the world one day, and something significantly less the next day. Part of that was his style of play. He was a big hitter who tried to blow his opponents off the court. Part was his health. He was known to have a bad back and a drinking problem. Djokovic is a much more consistent performer. But, I can't say that his best level of play was as great as Hoad's. Maybe Laver or Rosewall could offer a credible opinion about that.
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