Originally Posted by kiki
If anybody, only Hoad could have won a GS in the 50īs ( and he was the guy closer to).He was by far more complete than Gonzales on slow courts and much more powerful than Rosewall on clay.Hoad just one title? donīt make me laugh.
kiki, As you can see in my list, I gave Hoad three major wins. It could be that I underrated him a bit. I could give Hoad five majors but not more. Don't forget that Lew was rather inconsistent over a full year. I can't imagine that Hoad would win an open Grand Slam rather than Gonzalez.
Hoad cannot compete with Rosewall on clay or at the most only for a short period. Power does not mean too much on clay.