Originally Posted by CyBorg
I am confused by your comment.
The 1968 French had outstanding participation: outside of these two, there was Andres Gimeno, Roy Emerson, Pancho Gonzales, Fred Stolle, Lew Hoad, Jan Kodes, etc. What more do you want.
The '68 French was severely lacking IMO. Besides Laver and Rosewall, nobody else in the draw made the semis of the US Open or Wimbledon, and only the 40yo Gonzales even made the quarters of either slam.
Gimeno was a good name who might've just had a really bad year, but I think as many as 6 of the top 8 in the world weren't at the French that year.