Originally Posted by NatF
No no no, the tennis talent pool peaked in the 1930's, the greatest of the modern era is substantially bellow them //sarcasm.
I think that you mean the 1950's, when the clay field was the toughest ever, much tougher than today.
Segura, Patty, Drobny, Trabert, Rosewall, Hoad, Davidson, Pietrangeli to name only the greatest.
Nadal would have won only one French title at most in the 1950's. If VERY lucky, two.