Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, I never doubt that Hoad was 1956 best amateur. But I still say that after Wimbledon Rosewall was clearly the No.1.
Yes, of course, because Hoad's back problem flared up right after Wimbledon, and by the following spring he was put in a body cast for six weeks. It was good that Rosewall turned pro in his place, because it took Hoad until Wimbledon 1957 to recover. He even lost to Drobny at Queens Club 1957, still not back in business.