Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Federic, Here I disagree: I think that Gimeno was best claycourter only in 1966. For 1964 I would still have Laver or Rosewall (or yet Gimeno?) as best on clay, 1965 Rosewall (Reston won) and 1967 Laver (Oklahoma). Rosewall beat Gimeno in the Bournemouth and Roland Garros tournaments in 1968.
The fact is that Rosewall and Laver had only sporadic victories in 1964-67 on clay, while Gimeno won clay titles with constance from 1964 to 1966 (I can't remember if in 1967 too). In the Open Era he clearly declined, except for the RG title.