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Old 03-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #58
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I have Gonzales' match with Pasarell from 1969 Wimbledon on DVD, and I think Gonzales' talent and mental toughness clearly shines through a lot, despite him being 41 years old and well past his best years. It makes you wonder just how good he was in his late 20s, when his mobility would have been a lot better.

As for Lew Hoad, he was a very tough matchup for Gonzales, and Hoad at his very best is argued by some as reaching the highest level of tennis. The same argument is sometimes used for Ellsworth Vines as well.
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