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Old 06-30-2013, 01:46 PM   #1204
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
1920—Tilden
1921—Tilden
1922—Tilden/Johnston
1923—Tilden
1924—Tilden
1925—Tilden
1926—Lacoste
1927—Lacoste
1928—Cochet
1929—Cochet
1930—Cochet
1931—Tilden(7)/Vines
. . .
1950—Kramer/Segura
1951—Kramer
1952—Gonzales/Sedgman
1953—Kramer(6)/Segura(2)
1954—Gonzales
1955—Gonzales
1956—Gonzales
1957—Gonzales
1958—Gonzales/Sedgman(2)
1959—Gonzales(7)/Hoad
1960—Rosewall
1961—Rosewall
1962—Rosewall
1963—Rosewall(4)
1964—Laver
1965—Laver
1966—Laver
1967—Laver
1968—Laver
1969—Laver
1970—Laver(7)

Tilden--7 years as world no. 1
Gonzales--7 years as world no. 1
Rosewall--4 years as world no. 1
Laver--7 years as world no. 1
I would suggest that a better ranking would be to take the winner of the most important showdown of each year, one big match.

1948 Kramer (U.S. Pro) over Riggs
1949 Kramer (Wembley) over Riggs
1950 Gonzales (Philadelphia) over Kramer
1951 Kramer (Philadelphia) over Gonzales
1952 Gonzales (Wembley) over Kramer
1953 Sedgman (Wembley) over Gonzales
1954 Gonzales (MSG) over Segura
1955 Gonzales (Slazenger) over Segura
1956 Gonzales (Wembley) over Sedgman
1957 Gonzales (Forest Hills) over Sedgman
1958 Hoad (Kooyong) over Gonzales
1959 Hoad (Forest Hills) over Gonzales
1960 Hoad (Kooyong) over Rosewall
1961 Rosewall (Wembley) over Hoad
1962 Rosewall (Wembley) over Hoad
1963 Rosewall (Forest Hills) over Laver
1964 Laver (Wembley) over Rosewall
1965 Rosewall (Longwood) over Laver
1966 Laver (Longwood) over Rosewall
1967 Laver (Wimbledon Pro) over Rosewall

This is the High Noon period of pro tennis.

By this standard, Kramer gets 3 years, Gonzales gets 6 years, Sedgman gets 1 year, Hoad gets 3 years, Rosewall gets 4 years, Laver gets 3 years in pro tennis, plus 2 more in the open era.

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