Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, I accept some of your points. Generally in summer months in Continental Europe the surface was usually clay, not in winter months.
You again have omitted the 1958 4:1 clay balance of Rosewall against Hoad (Perrier Cup). This was not a minor event!
1959 Rome (GP) was maybe played on clay. Rosewall d Hoad 5-7,6-4,6-1
The same year in GP at Vienna Rosewall beat Hoad on clay 6-3,6-1.
In the same event, by the way, Rosewall beat Trabert 3-6,6-0,6-2, that meaning a strong revenge for Trabert's clear win at the French Pro...
Your 7:2 balance of Hoad vs. Rosewall is wrong!
Bobby, do you know that Ken Rosewall blamed his daddy for turning him a right handed when he was a natural lefty?
He said he would have had a much tougher serve if he had kept on being lefty...and we all kniw that a Rosewall with a better first ball would have won a Wimbledon title or two