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Old 03-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mustard View Post
I personally have Gonzales as world number 1 for 8 years in a row (1954-1961), and it's pretty close at the top in 1952 between Segura and Gonzales without a big head-to-head tour involving Kramer that year.
I have something very similar, and think it is his most impressive statistic--only Laver comes close.

Gonzales is the one player who best demonstrates the short-sightedness of just counting majors, and the foolishness of that Tennis Channel ranking. (Pancho got just two slams before he turned pro, and not even in the years when he was dominant.)
In the end, the aggressive all-court player always has the advantage against a power-bashing baseliner.

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