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Old 01-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #43
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
Dan, Rosewall on his fantastic run 1960 to 1962 (winning the French pro on clay and seven days later winning Wembley on painted wood) did beat Gonzalez, Sedgman, Segura, Hoad, Trabert, Gimeno, Olmedo, Cooper and Anderson. Weaker than in 1958 and 1959?

It might be of interest that in all three years the runner up of Paris was not identic with the runner up of Wembley. This shows Rosewall's consistency on a high level at that time.
I say weaker because the two big guys, Hoad and Gonzales, were past peak in the 1960 to 1964 period.
This is clear from the descriptions of eyewitness reporters, who noted that Hoad was carrying extra pounds and moving slower in 1960, etc.
Sedgman had a big year in 1959, winning at Kooyong and winning two tours, Grand Prix de Europe and South Africa. But he clearly dropped down in level after 1959.
Gimeno and Olmedo never reached the heights of greatness, despite their promise.
Trabert slowed down after 1959.
Cooper and Anderson had good years in 1959, but played little after that.
How old was Segura in 1962? 45?
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