Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
Kramer's ORGANIZATION ranked Hoad as number one for 1959, using a points system.
Hoad was ranked number one by some observers for 1953, considering Davis Cup play. Was Jack Kramer an "observer"?
Dan, Hoad was "ranked" No.1 only for his win of the tournament tour. It virtually was not a ranking but it was counting the points he has made in that tour which was NOT identic with the year's summary. As usual yo forget the 4 man world tour...
Please tell me which expert ranked Hoad No.1 for 1953. As you should know his record, apart from Davis Cup play, was rather weak that year. As told Tingay (and that way Collins) ranked Lew No.5 only.