Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
That's a stretch.
Bucholz won the World Professional Championship, in reality a second-rate event in Cleveland.
The real challenges on this list are Newcombe, Roche, Rosewall, Ashe, Emerson (who gave Laver his toughest match in this tournament).
I would suggest that the lineup for the 1959 Forest Hills Pro was much tougher, as all ten players had major titles.
Butcholz was a journeyman but rest of field is scaring
I wish Hoad had his CYGS too.He is the guy who should have it besides Laver,Budge and Borg
"Esther,Evonne,Hana,Martina: was it a fairy stick or a tennis racket?"