On the internet there are circulating some myths about Pancho Gonzales. No doubt, he was one of the greatest players of all time, whose best years were officially lost due to his pro status. But he was not 10 years the Nr. 1 pro, 'only' 7-8 years from 1954 to 1960 - a great record by itself, which needs no exaggeration. In some pro rankings of the famous paper L'Equipe Ken Rosewall was ranked the Nr. 1 pro in 1960/61. Gonzales retired in 1961 and came back in 1964. He was still very dangerous, but never won a big pro title since 1961. In 1965 he had a good run, reaching 10 finals against Rod Laver, losing 8. A famous myth is (i found it recently on wikipedia), that old Pancho never lost to new pro Roy Emerson after tennis went open in 1968. Maybe Pancho has a winning head-to-head, but he indeed lost a 10.000 $ winner take all match at Los Angeles in February 1970 by the score of 3-6,2-6,0-6. My source is an old Tennis Magazine number of 1970, i recently got a hand at.