Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Phoenix, You are right, Gimeno played in the super-competitive pro tour....
Any poster who does not rank Gimeno ahead of Emerson, shows me he has not understood history.
I'm sorry but this is taking it too far.
Obviously Emerson's 12 slams look far more impressive than they actually are and guys like Gonzales, Rosewall, probably even Hoad should be ahead of him.
But Gimeno? A guy who didn't win a single amateur era slam (or even make a final), or a pro major? No way would Gimeno have won more than 12 amateur slams if he had stayed in those ranks. We can't rank him ahead of Emerson by any means.
I think we have to be careful not to go too far and underrate Emerson i.e. assume he would have won no slams. He's probably worthy of a Courier/Vilas type level IMHO.