Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, Gimeno flunked on grass?? He beat Rosewall in the 1967 US Pro and reached final of the 1969 AO losing to a peak Laver both times plus he reached SF of the 1970 Wimbledon.
Hoad was very strong both in 1963 and 1966. In the latter year he almost beat Rosewall at Wembley.
Hoad was pathetically weak in 1966, and Time magazine reviewed his performance at MSG and stated it was time for him to retire (which he did at the end of the season).