Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
No, not at all.
As we saw earlier, Hoad had 13 to 9 edge ON GRASS against Gonzales in 1958 and 1959, peak years for both, and three of the four majors in a hypothetical open tennis would have been on grass, the other on clay, where Hoad had a much better record than Gonzales. So I do not agree that Gonzales would be favoured.
Consider this. At the grand slam venues, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Forest Hills, and Kooyong, Hoad's record against Gonzales all-time is 6 wins and 3 losses. So I think that Hoad has to ranked ahead in the majors.
Most of Gonzales "major" wins were indoors. Minor majors.
Hello Dreamer, You come to a 6:3 edge of Hoad against Gonzalez at majors. Why? Because you rate Forest Hills (doubtful) and even Kooyong(!) as pro majors and because you consider their 1967 Wimbledon match which was played when both players were over the hill. The latter is totally irrelevant for their 1950s strength.