Originally Posted by timnz
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?
It was very close at that time. Bill Tilden and Hans Nusslein were the first professional players to be neck and neck with the top amateur players. If forced to make a choice for the best male player of 1933, I pick Jack Crawford. He was really unfortunate to lose that final and a big place in tennis history.