Originally Posted by Mustard
You're so predictable, Dan. Most of the US Pros that Gonzales won had strong fields, players like Budge, Segura and Hoad, also Sedgman in a couple of years as well. It's funny that you don't mention that the 1959 world pro tour was a 4-man tour (Gonzales, Hoad, Cooper, Anderson), whereas you do mention it for 1954.
The Cleveland was a joke. Never attracted a strong field.
The best players took a pass on Cleveland, and it was simply used as a route-stop for the 4-man tour.
Budge was how old when he played Gonzales in the 1953 final? Was it 37? For Budge, that was late.