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Old 10-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #394
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
"Strange" Dan, you once wrote that Hoad beat Rosewall on clay 16:7. This balance is impossible if you accept the 14:14 December 3rd hth.

Unfortunately I can't give you the exact date of the 10:8 balance. But I assure you I have read it long ago in British Lawn tennis and Badminton magazine. It concures with the 14:14 balance.
Unfortunately, we do not have comprehensive numbers to reach a conclusion, but if we take the 14 to 14 number, and note that McCauley lists 3 wins for Hoad in a partial view of the European tour, and 3 more in Asia and Australia, then it follows that Hoad could have won 8 more matches against Rosewall on the 20 unreported days of the European tour, that is, 11 wins against Rosewall on the European tour. So it could have been 11 to 5 for Hoad on European red shale clay. (If you deduct from this the five-set final on clay in Cairo, it would be 10 to 5 in Europe, exactly what Kramer reported.)
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