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Old 10-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #1162
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
1. Nadal
2. Borg
3. Rosewall
4. Wilding
5. Cochet
6. Lendl
7. Wilander
8. Lacoste
9. Kuerten
10. Laver
11. Borotra
12. Drobny
13. Vilas
14. Santana
15. Bruguera
16. Pietrangeli
17. Courier
18. Muster
19. Federer
20. Kodes
21. von Cramm
22. Emerson
23. Nastase
25. Trabert
26. Orantes
27. Panatta
28. Agassi
29. Connors
30. Nusslein
31. Tilden
32. Gimeno
33. Frank Parker
34. Roche
35. Sven Davidson
36. Jack Crawford
37. Fred Perry
38. J.E. Patty
39. Decugis
40. Segura
Strange, no mention of Hoad.
In case you don't know, he owned Davidson on clay (beat him at Roland Garros final, Italian final, Egyptian final, Toronto final), also Pietrangeli at Roland Garros, and beat Trabert in their two meetings at Roland Garros in 1958 and 1960. His lifetime against Rosewall on clay is about 50:50, perhaps better than that.
And Toto Brugnon stated that Cochet, Lacoste, and Tilden would have won only a few games against Hoad on clay.
In 1970, at age 35, and coming out of retirement, he beat 21-year-old Orantes at centre court in the Italian in five sets.

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