Originally Posted by kiki
what a young fieldˇ with Cochet 35 and Tilden 43ˇˇˇ
I see that you have again forgotten history .
Cochet was very strong in 1936 winning the French Pro clearly and reaching the finals of World Championships and the Southport event. He even won several amateur tournaments from 1945 to 1949 after he was reamateurized.
I rank Cochet No.6 for 1936.
Also Tilden was a top ten player that year. Don't forget that Big Bill beat Budge at least three times in 1939 (out of about 10 matches between them).