Originally Posted by hoodjem
Agreed. Laver could and did win tournaments on every surface.
But in the slams, he had to play them on the surface on which they were held. He had no choice.
"Mr. Laver, would you like to conduct your matches on grass or hard-court or some other surface of your choosing; this is your option?" --did not happen!
And laver has 11 slams and that is it. He didn't play some of slam events during his time so we cannot argue the "if" and "but". --did not happen!
Roger is number one - 17 slams; 302 weeks #1, 6 WTF; 5 years end #1; 24 slam finals;4 slam finals back-to-back year; Player of the decade