Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
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.
Dan, For 1958 and 1960: Wembley.
In 1972 it's not evident that Smith and Nastase were the two top players. Rosewall would probably have been seeded No.1 for Wimbledon. Wimbledon had a reduced field, all WCT players missing. US Open had the full field.