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.
Santana's performance on grass was incomparably greater than Gimeno's.
Champion at Wimbledon, Forest Hills, win over Emmo at 1965 Davis Cup on Australian grass, beat Newcombe in three sets in 1967 Davis Cup final (Newk was Wimbledon and Forest Hills champ that year), gave Laver his toughest match at Wimbledon in 1962.