Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
I read in several places that the 1952 Cleveland final was on clay (NY Times, for one).
Yes, Pietrangeli was great about 1956 to 1964 at RG, but we are looking at Gonzales getting a possible GS during that period as well.
Of course the pros were stronger in the fifties, but we are considering the possible results in an open game from about 1946 on, when even Drobny and Patty are pros.
Pietrangeli was only a real force from 1959 onwards.
Patty and Drobny never could have matched the best pros on clay.
I gave Gonzalez a GS in 1954 and 1955, not later.