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Old 12-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #984
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Originally Posted by timnz View Post
I know that Crawford was only one set away from completing the calendar Grand Slam, however, was he really better that Hans Nüsslein would won the World Pro Championship that year? Not saying you are wrong.....but were the amateurs really better than the Pro's at that point?
timnz, even as a Nüsslein admirer I would say that Crawford and Perry were stronger than Nüsslein and Tilden that year. But it's hard to decide.

Tilden beat strong von Cramm clearly on clay in 1934. Von Cramm beat Nüsslein the same year in four sets (but Nüsslein was ill by a cold).

I would say that on clay Nüsslein was the strongest in 1933, Crawford on fast surfaces.
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