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Old 03-18-2013, 03:59 AM   #46
Xavier G
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 505

Gonzales must certainly have been one of the best ever. GOAT is not a debate I like to engage in too much, with such different era's, equipment, training, organization and structure of the game, different priorities etc. He must surely be a top tier player though, top-three, top-five. Incidentally, he was giving away ten years in age to Rod Laver when they were playing, so Gonzales was almost certainly past HIS very best when competing against the Rocket. The Greatest Of All Time question always has to have certain caveats and careful analysis if it's going to be fair. I just generally recognize great players as great players and the best of their day.
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