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Old 01-19-2013, 11:48 AM   #142
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These two are both very underrated (should appear in everyone's all-time top ten list, and yet they are both often forgotten in 'mainstream' greatest lists).

Nevertheless I think some posters on this forum overcompensate by ranking them a bit too highly, i.e. suggesting they are legitimate contenders for GOAT.

- Pancho never won a clay major. He strikes me as a Sampras equivalent but playing in a weaker era (for the record, I consider the old pro majors with their small fields to be below the modern Grand Slams; and as for head-to-head tours between top players, they can be misleading: if the game had been contested in such a way over the past decade, we would conclude that Nadal is greater than Federer. They are not, IMHO, the best indicator of who is the top player).

- Rosewall had a psychological problem at Wimbledon: he went 0-5 in finals there in amateur, pro and Open play.

I rank Rosewall No 6 and Gonzales No 7 all-time.
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