Originally Posted by BobbyOne
I disagree. I don't think that Newcombe was a clear No. 1 in 1971. Smith had those two big achievements. Rosewall won two out of the four true biggest events plus reached Wimbledon SFs. That year for me is a typical case for a split No.1, this time three players tied.
The Masters then was not called Masters Cup. The latter only since 2000.
In fact, Rosewall could be a slighty favoured in 1970, since both won 1 major but Rosewall also reached a Wimbledon final, while Newcombe didnīt play any other major final.
In 71, Rosewall had two big wins but Newcombe defeated Laver at Philadelphia and , again, Rosewall ( and Smith) at Wimbledon.So, letīs give one year to each one and we will be fair.any year awarded is OK.