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Old 02-10-2010, 09:39 PM   #28
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Agree with Rabbit. While the open era Grand Slam of 1969 certainly counts more than the 1962 version, the draws Laver had to play in 1962 had depth. For his Wim win in 1962 Laver had to play people like Pierre Darmon, Whitney Reed, who were major finalists or US Nr.1, and Manuel Santana, and Neale Fraser (two Wim winners). Mulligan in the final was easy, he was better on clay (several Italian Champs wins), and had a match point vs. Laver at RG in 1962 in the quarters.
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