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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    PC1, Your assertion that to be ranked number one in the world you have to win the world tour is just wrong. In 1961 Rosewall was ranked number one in the world by many sources including L'equipe, Phillipe Chatrier , sutter, Christian boussus, peter rowley, Geist, tony trabert , john...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    The fundamental rule is that all play counts towards world rankings not just the world tour. The pro majors and tournaments are just as important as the world tour. A pro major, like a modern slam, requires a player to win on the big, important occasion when it really matters against all the...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    world tours pc1, I have to disagree. World rankings are always based on overall play not a proportion of it. Tha's true whatever year you do world rankings. The world tour was always only a proportion of play and thus not the whole picture of total play. You look at the pro majors...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    1964 Just because a player wins the world tour does not automatically make you number one. Gonzales won every world tour played between 1954 and 1961, but that does not mean he was necessarily number one every year. Other play namely tournaments count as well. I rate sedgman as number 1 in...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    1964 World rankings are based on total play; the organised series did consist of 19 tournaments(I have counted up Rosewall's 78 points) but that did not cover all 31 tournaments played in 1964. The series is faulty also because it gave no extra points to the pro majors. Just because the pro...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    1964 The organised series consisted of 19 tournaments in 1964 more than 1959. Laver ended up playing 28 tournaments more than hoad's sixteen in 1959. I regard laver as clearly no1 in 1964. Overall he won 11 tournaments compared to Rosewall's 10. Laver won 2 major to rosewall's one. In the head...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    hoad's activity Hoad played a lot of tennis in 1958 and 1959 because he was part of the world championship series of head to head tours. sedgeman did not play much tennis in '57 and '58 because he was not part of the head to head tours. The structure of the tour chaned in early 1960s. From july...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    hoad's injuries 1961 is not 1964. Hoad's march 1961 injury was a different injury; he pulled a tendon in his foot. He was out of action for a few months. He came back in july 1961 as a full-time tournament player; in fact he played more tournaments than Gonzales and rosewall in 1961. It was the...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    laver hoad Hoad's foot problem was in 1965 when he had operation in the middle of the season; he missed the usa and european section of the tour coming back to play in south africa. Hoad played a full season in 1964 with no lets up for injury. He played at least 24 tournaments not winning any...
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    Alan Trengove on Rod Laver. New Article

    laver hoad In 1964 laver crushed hoad 18-5 in all matches including beating him 7-1 in a tour of queensland. hoad's few wins incude 3 in new zealand but they are no where near countering laver's dpominance in tournament tennis. In 1963 hoad has a 12-7 edge which incudes the first 8. but...
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    WORLD NO. 1 (by year)

    pc1, For world ranking purposes kodes' wimbledon win of 1973, where only 3 of the top ten played, would earn considerly less points than the winners of the french and us opens in 1973. Similarly. the majority of aussie open winners in the 1970s would earn significantly less world...
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    WORLD NO. 1 (by year)

    1958 In my view the us pro was not a major in 1958. Rosewall and sedgman, 2 of the contenders for the world no1 spot, were absent from the us pro. Gonzales still only has one major the forest hills win. Us pro also did not deserve its major status in 1960,1961 and 1962. A major has to atract...
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    A GOAT list giving each era its due

    1958 rankings We will havve to agree to disagree. First I count the Aussie pro as a major because they are the four majors of today. It was not often playyed in the 1950's and 60's but when it attracts the best players (it had the top five in 1958) and had the best of five sets for the last 2...
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    A GOAT list giving each era its due

    1958 rankings The point about 1958 is that the head to head tour did not mean much in terms of world rankings. Hoad was only the 4th or 5th best player in 1958 looking at tournament results. So gonzales beating Hoad does not make him number one even if at the time all the publicity concentated...
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    A GOAT list giving each era its due

    world number 1 I disagree that gonzales has the longest run at world number one. In 1958 sedgman deserved the honour. He won 2 majors wembley(the most important event) and aussie pro whilst Gonzales won only one. He also had 4-2 head to head advantage over Gonzales in proper matches including...
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