Originally Posted by kiki
Deeper than 50 a top
The top 15 of the early 70 is the best IMO
Perfect mixture of depth and to
1970 Laver could beat 1959 Hoad and 1972 Nastase could also beat 1959 Gonzales
We will never know for sure, but the top EIGHT of 1959 looks better than the top eight of 1971, including a resume of titles won.
Laver at his best (not 1970, but about 1967) would not beat a 1959 Hoad, he could not match the power, and Nastase would crack apart in a tough match with Gonzales (there is no comparison with the serves).