Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
They all won majors that year, but Hoad won five tournaments just below major rank, and was clearly world number one in December.
The Davis Cup was the premiere event in the game at that time, and ONLY HOAD was offered a pro contract at year's end (the final proof of status).
Dan, you forget to tell us if Hoad was also best in 1947 and 1432!!!
Hoad was No.5 in 1953.