Originally Posted by BobbyOne
kiki, I just must wonder about your statements.
Olmedo did not win FH. He won Australia.
Buchholz also lost the 1960 FH SF against Laver in five sets.
Buchholz turned pro very early (at 20). Thus his amateur record is not too great. But he reached No. 5 of the amateurs.
But we talk about the prime of the players. Here Butch was clearly better than Cooper, Olmedo and Anderson. None of them reached No.4 in the world.
Comparing Buchholz with Tim Gullikson is a shabby joke, and you do know it!
I guess you want to provoke me and to look if my tennis knowledge is good enough to disprove your statements....
Bobby, I have nothing against Bucholz but I was always amused he was talked about in same sentence as all time greats who also were pros
You had to have proven something to get signed by Kramer or Mc Call back in that time so Butch is a real exception...maybe because he was american and that let him overcome his poir record as an amateur?
Anyhow,I wont regard you as a true historian till you give me a full picture about Jan Kodes