Originally Posted by BobbyOne
kiki, "Butcholz", recte Butch Buchholz, was more than only a journeyman. He was a first class player. I rank him among the top five for four years (1963 to 1966).
Buchholz almost beat Laver and Fraser in amateur majors and defeated Rosewall at least 12 times.
He lost his most famous match...that being a mere W qf, to Neale Fraser.
He was used to just fill the pro fields.
Ayala, on the other hand had a RG final, at least.
best pros were Laver,Rosewall, Hoad (when available), Gonzales (idem), Gimeno, Olmedo,Cooper and Anderson.In the 60īs, of course.