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Old 11-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #502
Dan Lobb
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Santana beat both Laver and Emmo to win at RG in 1961, Emmo won over Laver at AO and US finals in 1961.
Gimeno won RG in 1972 when his toughest match was against Metreveli. (Nastase lost in the first round.)
Yes, I think that Rosewall, Trabert, and Hoad all had the equipment to beat Borg and Nadal on clay. Hoad claimed that Trabert's backhand was better than Rosewall's.
True, Gonzales was rusty in the 1953 Wembley final, but Sedgman was rusty at the 1956 Wembley, and the 1957 Forest Hills Pro. Sedgman won on grass at Sydney in 1958, and in the Kooyong final in 1959, 6-4, 9-7, 6-4.
Hoad/Gonzales on grass? Again, we do not know all the surfaces, but we have
1957 Forest Hills--Gonzales wins over a raw rookie Hoad 9-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
1958 Australia--Hoad wins Australian five-set portion of pro tour 8 matches to 5 (the key match of the series at Kooyong 4-6, 9-7, 11-9, 18-16)
1958 Kooyong--Hoad wins decider 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
1958 Forest Hills--Hoad wins 13-15, 6-3, 6-4
1959 Kooyong--Gonzales wins semi-final 8-6, 6-2, 6-3
1959 Brisbane--Gonzales wins 3rd place--unknown
1959 Sydney--Gonzales wins semi-final--15-13, 6-4, 6-4
1959 Forest Hills--Hoad wins final--6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
1959 Perth--Hoad wins decider--7-9, 6-4, 12-10
1959 Adelaide--Hoad wins--6-4, 6-0
1959 Sydney--Gonzales win final--11-9, 6-1, 6-1
1967 Wimbledon--Hoad wins quarter-final--4-6, 11-9, 8-6

Add them up--14 to 10 for Hoad.
More importantly, 2 to 1 at Forest Hills, 1 to 0 at Wimbledon.
No, I do not assume that Gonzales is favoured on grass.
I have tried to clear up the confusion and amended the listing for 1958.
I hope that it is clearer now.
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