Originally Posted by hoodjem
I'm not so sure. Maybe not about "promoting," but Kramer does seem to have a few idiosyncratic opinions occasionally that serve to elevate or diminish certain players in the history of the game.
(The only common thread can detect among them is that it appears that he wishes to diminish the reputations/achievements of those who might be compared with himself.)
He seems to be very negative about both Gonzales and Hoad.
He claims that Hoad "didn't give a damn" about less important events, and "was never very interested in tennis", an opinion echoed by Laver this year. He rates Hoad and Laver in the second level tier of greatness, below even Perry. This cannot be serious.
He rates Gonzales below several players as well, including Hoad when playing well. Again, hard to believe.