It only took 8 or 9 years for 14 to be surpassed officially . Hell if Nadal didn't have reoccuring knee issues for years, he has the record as well and then some. You count the pro slams, and some guys have way more then 17 slams like Rosewall who has a 23-24 slam count equivalent. Laver would have had 20 plus EASY if he got to play the slams in his prime.. All it takes is for a player to dominate his/her era Not to mention as already been noted, the chances to break the slam record and win calendar slams and career slams has never been easier then they are now Just in the last 5 years alone, already THREE players have won 3 slams in one year. Prior to that it had only been done like twice in 40 plus years Records were made to be broken. The only ones I see that never will be are Laver's 200 title count and 2 calendar slams.