Lacoste Versus Laver

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Who Wins? Lacoste or Laver?

  1. Laver--TMG

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  2. Lacoste--Too much style

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Chopin

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    The Crocodile versus the Rocket. French Open finals. Chopin in the chair.

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  2. Chopin

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    I'm very interested in how Laver might have fared against Lacoste. Does anyone know much about Lacoste's game?
     
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  3. BobbyOne

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    Chopin, Lacoste was a baseliner but succeeded also on grass. He would have won many majors if he had not severe illness problems.

    Laver was much stronger than Lacoste.
     
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    What ailed him?
     
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  5. BobbyOne

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    I believe he suffered from asthma. He retired at 25.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I haven't heard much about him on the Boards. Is he underrated?
     
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    Chopin, as many old players he is underrated. I forgot to mention that Lacoste had possibly TB.
     
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    TB, oui, mais il avait des raquettes d'acier!
     
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