Originally Posted by NatF
In Joe McCauley's "The History of Professional Tennis" there's a quote from Laver shortly after he turned pro where he says Hoad is the best he faced. His own rankings from only a couple of years ago places Hoad higher as well.
yes, his latest list rates hoad at #1 in pre-open era and rosewall at #6 ....
Becker,Edberg and Sampras would baggel him ( federer ) on fast indoor or grass more often than not. - the one and only kiki