Originally Posted by hoodjem
Sorry, I cannot help you. I don't think that video had been invented then.
Some filmed excerpts do exist.
Yeah, I just can't see how discussions of this kind are even close to well-informed enough to draw any conclusions. I've seen a grand total of maybe 25 minutes of Hoad, Pancho, Vines, Tilden and Budge in match play. That isn't enough information to make comparisons of this sort, IMHO. How can I possibly compare peak level of play from the finest matches Hoad played to Federer or Sampras' finest performances if I've never seen a single Hoad match in it's entirety, let alone his best matches?