Tell me, who else would you have instead of Gonzales for even 1 week? Pancho OWNED the 50's with an iron fist.
Pancho did not own 1950-1953.
And I assume you are assuming Pancho was consistently #1 from 1 January 1954 to 31 December 1960 in Pro ranking.
and no, Pancho did not own the 50s with an iron fist. If he had, then how did:
Lew Hoad win ToC in 1959?,
Rosewall win Wembley Pro in 1957 and 1960 and FO in 1958 and 1960?
Trabert win FO in 1956?
Alex Olmedo win US pro in 1960?
Mal Anderson win in Wembley pro in 1959?
I am not questioning that he was the most dominant player during 1954 to 1959, but during those stretch, he also lost many matches to other top players, including Sedgman, Segurra, Trabert, Hoad, Rosewall.
Who knows, if you apply current points to those era, maybe Sedgman or Segurra was #1 in the first half of 1954, or that Hoad and Rosewall were #1 in more than a few weeks in later half of 1950s.
Also, in 1958, Gonzales and Sedgman split #1, and in 1959 Gonzales and Hoad split #1. This #1 split never happened not even for a week during open era as far as I know, and the chance of it happening statistically is very very small.
Even Rios (who was never a slam champion) was #1, or Roddick with his lone USO, etc etc.
so I am still maintaining that it is gross inflation to say that Pancho had 7x52 weeks = 364 weeks.
Also, and this is very important:
Pancho Gonzales RETIRED in 16 May 1960
before he unretired in 30 december 1960, so he could not have been #1 for 364 weeks just for this fact alone