Originally Posted by kiki
Borotra was just almost as good as Lacoste and Cochet but seems to get third fiddle when people talks about the Mousketeers.Seixas was at Trabertīs level when both were amateurs, and Drobny was considered a potential nš 1 for a few years.What underrating guys like those ( I just used them as examples) shows is just very little knowledge of the game.Nothing else.
Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Here let me contradict a bit. Borotra never was No.1 while Lacoste and Cochet have been.
Drobny ( a genius player) was never considered clearly a No.1.
But I agree that these players are almost forgotten now, alas.
I think Drobny was the first player that Rod Laver played at Wimbledon. Drobny is one of the few that beat the Rocket at Wimbledon.
I think Vic Seixas was below Trabert even in the amateurs. In 1955 Trabert was almost invincible. He won the last three majors of the year and there was a ridiculous number of consecutive tournaments that he won. And as great as Trabert was he was destroyed by Pancho Gonzalez 74 to 27 in a long tour.