Official (Or at least semi-official) ranking stats for players before open era??

#1
You know before ATP officially introduced its first electronic rankings in the very beginning of 70's! Who accamulated the most number of weeks as world number one prior to open era? Is that Laver or Gonsalez?! Please let me know, i want to dig more into retro tennis statistics, but can't find anything regarding that anywhere on the internet...
 
#2
You know before ATP officially introduced its first electronic rankings in the very beginning of 70's! Who accamulated the most number of weeks as world number one prior to open era? Is that Laver or Gonsalez?! Please let me know, i want to dig more into retro tennis statistics, but can't find anything regarding that anywhere on the internet...
There were only three years before the open era where rankings in points were kept. 1946, 1959, 1964, and possibly 1942.

All the other years there were no official monthly or weekly rankings.
 
#3
Thats not true. There were also intern pro rankings in other years, like 1965-1967. On Tennis Base one can find a complete ranking list for all years pre open and in the years 1968-1973. A complete week by week computer ranking for 1968-1973 was done by he poster Slasher, whose rankings are on a different tennis webside, which i cannot cite here.
 
#4
Thats not true. There were also intern pro rankings in other years, like 1965-1967. On Tennis Base one can find a complete ranking list for all years pre open and in the years 1968-1973. A complete week by week computer ranking for 1968-1973 was done by he poster Slasher, whose rankings are on a different tennis webside, which i cannot cite here.
The TennisBase is not an official ranking, but a proposed reconstruction of what a combined amateur/pro tennis ranking MIGHT have looked like IF such a ranking system had existed.

There were official rankings with a point system for 1942, 1946, 1959, 1964.

Have you seen a full year ranking in points for 1965-1969 on the old pro tour? I have only seen snippets and brief references.

We need a comprehensive report on that.
 
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