Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
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?
Dan, you really are the old Dan. Will you ever stop to belittle Rosewall and his opponents? Please stop to rank Rosewall in the top ten! It's just irony to include him who did not have any strong opponent in his career...
You belittle even your two darlings when writing that Hoad and Gonzalez were past peak in that period. Gonzalez was at least a Co.-No. 1 in 1960 and 1961 and Hoad was still very strong in 1960 and even later. All that nonsense in order to belittle Rosewall...
All the players you mentioned were still damned strong in the early 1960s. For instance Segura, who was 41 in 1962, was at the Laver level that year.
Gimeno did reach the heights of greatness as No.3 in several years.
You also are wrong regarding Anderson. He did play much every year in that period. And he did play very well.
I would say it's wasted time to discuss with such an unserious poster. I'm aware that some posters now will again say I'm intolerant but I would say that even my intolerance is reasonable and not as terrible as your non-seriousness!