Thread: Doubles GOAT ?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #53
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by TMF View Post
If the pro majors is equal to the modern slams, then they woudn't say anything about the B. Brothers set the new record. I'm sorry but their name are in the record book, not Hoad/Rosewall.
Yes, "they" would, because "their" record book includes the old amateur majors, but not the pro majors.
That is, Laver supposedly won only four, not five, Wimbledons, although the field he beat in 1967 was superior to the 1961-62 fields.
Hoad was used in ads in the late fifties with a description of his winning the Forest Hills Pro event, not his Wimbledon accomplishments. There was no doubt in his mind that this was more significant than winning the amateur Wimbledon.
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