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Old 12-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #1639
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Originally Posted by Dan Lobb View Post
I challenge only "questionable" achievements, for example, Emerson's long domination of the amateur game. Or Kramer's inflated victories over an injured Gonzales or an injured Sedgman.
It is important to put achievements INTO CONTEXT, and not simply regurgitate numbers as if all major wins are somehow identical, regardless of the strength of the field.
That is why I rate Hoad's achievements so high, the quality of his opposition was the highest ever.
Dan, following your statements, it seems as though most players were injured when losing to others. Of course Hoad on first place to mention.

Please accept that players can lose to others even when healthy, f.i. Gonzalez and Sedgman to Kramer.

But I agree that Hoad's opposition was probably the all-time strongest.
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