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Old 11-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Default Best guy in the world

He was the best player in the World for 1/2 a decade - late 40's and early 50's. It was his thrashing of Gonzales that pushed Gonzales to greatness.

Definitely should be on the radar.

Two other areas he should be recognized for:

- he set the standard for style of game (Serve and volley + % age tennis) that was the majority style until the end of the 70's - so basically 30 years.

- he was the guy that ran Pro tennis for the 1950's and was also heavily involved through through to the 70's.

Last edited by timnz; 11-28-2012 at 07:57 PM.
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