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Old 11-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #125
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by TheFifthSet View Post
I agree Gonzales wouldn't dominate on clay, but my point is that the stronger clay field wouldn't necessarily hinder his major count because he never won a major on clay anyway.
There is the problem. The pros only played Roland Garros in 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968.
I was assuming that open tennis arrived in 1954, and Gonzales had a shot at Roland Garros every year.
Gonzales won on clay at Toronto in 1959, and other clay events. He was better than Sampras on clay.
But even on grass (no major is played indoor on wood), Gonzales would not have reached 20.
I believe that Hoad and Sedgman could have stopped him on grass.
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