Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Nüsslein is vastly underrated or even unknown while Santana is overrated (like Emerson). Nüsslein was strongest claycourter of the 1930s (9 claycourt majors won) while Santana was never strongest claycourter of the world: Laver, Rosewall and Gimeno were better.
Santana destroyed Laver on cc at the Barcelona Open final in 1970
He won the French a couple of times, too
He is underrated and was the undisputed second best amateur of the decade
I think Gimeno was a more complete player but Santana had a winning mind that Gimeno, as great as he was, never had
How many RG did Nusslein have?
Beating guys like Plaa and similar who were mere journeymen does not speak too well of Nusslein...