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Old 12-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #19
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Emerson was seeded higher than Gonzales at the 1968 French Open, which was the first open major. Emerson was defending champion while Gonzales was 40 years old, many years past his prime and playing in his first mainstream major since winning the 1949 US Championships as a 21 year old. Gonzales and Emerson met in the quarter finals of the 1968 French Open, and Gonzales won in 5 sets by 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4.
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