Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, Frank Sedgman told me that the Wembley tournament was the World's pro championship.
Rosewall would have had good chances to win at Wimbledon in 1972 as he had won the WCT Championships shortly before. His last big Slam win came in 1971 (AO).
I would say that Wembley was the world championship in 1949, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1964 when the top two players squared off in the final.
Sedgman himself gets my top ranking for 1953 based on his Wembley win over Gonzales.
But in 1958 and 1959, the top two guys squared off at Kooyong and Forest Hills.