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Old 02-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #85
Dan Lobb
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I should mention that Bedard has the distinction of winning a set off both Hoad and Rosewall.
He took a set off Hoad at Wimbledon in 1954, and a set off Rosewall in the 1955 Davis Cup. Not bad for someone still learning the game.
I have found some more stats for Bob Bedard which support his stature as the greatest ever Canadian player.

For one, he defeated the number one player from 15 different countries, including the USA and Australia.

Here are some additional wins and matches against noted players.

1) 1954 University of Miami
df. Frank Froehling (Sr.) 6-4, 6-8, 6-4

2) 1954 Italian
df. Sven Davidson (who would beat Rosewall at Roland Garros that year)
4-6, 3-6, 11-9, 6-3, 6-2
(Bedard lost qf. to Drobny)

3) 1954 Stuttgart
lost final to Gottfried von Cramm 6-4, 6-8, 6-2

4) 1955 Italian
df. Orlando Sirola 2-6, 6-0, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

5) 1955 Queens Club
df. Nicola Pietrangeli 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

6) 1955 Cannes
df. Jackie Brichant 6-2, 9-11, 6-4

7) 1956 Dixie Championship
df. Bitsy Grant 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

1957 Kent Championships
df. Roy Emerson 6-2, 6-4

9) 1957 O'Keefe (Toronto)
df. Kurt Nielsen 8-6, 1-6, 6-1
(lost semifinal to Davidson)

10) 1957 Sutton Hardcourt Championships (Britain)
df. Bob Howe in the final 6-2, 6-1 to win the championship

11) 1957 Canadian
df. Ramanathan Krishnan in the final 6-1, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 to win the championship

12) 1957 Wimbledon
df. Torben Ulrich 9-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

13) 1958 Canadian
df. Whitney Reed (ranked #1 in the USA) in the final 6-0, 6-3, 6-3 to defend his championship

14) 1958 USA Championship
df. Eugene Scott 7-5, 7-5, 6-4
lost to Giammalva 10-8, 3-6, 6-8, 7-5, 7-5

15) 1967 British Hard Court Championship
df. John Bartlett 6-4, 6-1, 9-7

In Davis Cup, his greatest win was over Rafael Osuna in 1961, in four sets.

This record is still the best of any Canadian player, and includes four international tournament victories.

Last edited by Dan Lobb : 02-24-2013 at 04:43 PM.
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