Does anyone else feel that Laver's backhand is really underrated nowadays? Even in the old books it doesn't get mentioned as much as Rosewall's. Watching these old matches I'm really amazed by the angles and depth of Laver's backhand. It's a nasty shot. Rosewall's backhand is more subtle with late action, as he'll take a little off it - it must have been hard to time the ball off this shot for the opponent. But Laver's is more of a modern shot. He times it and zoooom, gone. Down the line or crosscourt. Like a bullet. Often on the line.