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Old 11-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #963
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
Did Trabert ever have a year as no. 1?

Has he ever factored into GOAT discussions?[/QUOTE

Trabert was never No.1 or in a GOAT discussion. He just was best claycourter in 1956 and 1959. And Dan claims that he had a better backhand than Rosewall...
Not my claim, but Hoad's in a 1977 Sports Illustrated interview.
He actually said something like, "You hear so much about Ken's great backhand, but I always feared Trabert's more, as the more dangerous shot. I always felt that I could beat Ken, but if I was not playing well he would probably win, as he was the more consistent player."
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