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Old 12-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #982
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Originally Posted by Dan Lobb View Post
Just to repeat for 1953 Amateur Rankings:
1) Hoad 2) Trabert 3) Rosewall 4) Seixas
Hoad held a 2 to 0 edge against Trabert and a 5 to 0 edge against Rosewall, won five important tournaments, won two Davis Cup final matches (the most important tennis event of the year), and was the only amateur offered a pro contract by Kramer for the 1954 pro tour.
That looks like number one for the year.

1954 Amateur Rankings:
1) Drobny 2) Seixas 3) Trabert 4) Hoad 5) Rosewall

1955 Amateur Rankings:
1) Trabert 2) Hoad 3) Rosewall
This ranking reflects the classic Davis Cup final match between Hoad and Trabert which drew over 10 million viewers and was NBC's first ever color broadcast

1956 Amateur Rankings:
1) Hoad 2) Rosewall 3) Davidson 4) Anderson 5) Cooper

1957 Pro Rankings:
1) Gonzales 2) Rosewall 3) Sedgman 4) Trabert

1958 Pro Rankings:
1) Hoad 2) Gonzales 3) Rosewall 4) Sedgman 5) Trabert 6) Segura
This reflects Hoad's ranking as the number one money-winner, Ampol world championship, winner of the greatest match ever at Kooyong, and apparent edge against Gonzales when healthy.

1959 Pro Rankings:
1) Hoad 2) Gonzales 3) Rosewall 4) Sedgman 5) Trabert

1960 Pro Rankings:
1) Gonzales 2) Rosewall 3) Hoad 4) Olmedo

1961 Pro Rankings:
1) Rosewall 2) Gonzales 3) Hoad 4) Gimeno

1962 Pro Rankings:
1) Rosewall 2) Hoad 3) Gimeno

1963 Pro Rankings:
1) Rosewall 2) Hoad 3) Laver 4) Gimeno
This ranking reflects Hoad's head-to-head edge against Laver.

1964 Pro Rankings:
1) Laver 2) Rosewall 3) Hoad 4) Gimeno
This ranking reflects Hoad's win of the New Zealand Tour in February against Laver, Rosewall, and Anderson.
Dan, I forgot to contradict your 1955 ranking.

Hoad reached final of Australian Champ.s, Rosewall won it with great wins against Trabert and Hoad.

Hoad reached QFs at Wimbledon, Rosewall reached SFs.

Hoad did it to the Sfs of US Champ.s, Rosewall reached final and lost only to Trabert who had his best year.

Hoad was 6:1 in Davis Cup, Rosewall was 11:0.

Your conclusion: Hoad was better than Rosewall....

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