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Old 06-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #3057
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
Dan, Kooyong was never the No.1 event.

US Open 1972 was clearly above Wimbledon 1972.
Kooyong was not the number one event in 1958 and 1960, but it determined the number one player.

In this selection, I have not necessarily included the most famous venue, for example I chose Nottingham for 1955, because the top two pros that year played a realistic final (unlike Cleveland where an unusual scoring system marred the final).

What event should be chosen for 1958 or 1960 apart from Kooyong?
In 1958, the Forest Hills event was inconclusive, and in 1960 there was no tournament at Forest Hills.
Kooyong wins by default, being the most prestigious grass final after Forest Hills.

In 1972, the top two guys squared off in the Wimbledon final.
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