Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
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).
Peak Nastase can match anybody
While Nasty is much better than Pancho on clay Pancho is better indoors and maybe grass but by a less difference
Laver was mentaly stronger than Hoad