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Old 07-13-2011, 10:06 PM   #23
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I would rather play a 3-4 round Wimbledon than to run into a John Isner in the round of 32 and risk being beaten by a player who is well suited to that surface, regardless of his ranking.

I would rather play a 3-4 round French Open than to run a gauntlet of players who grew up on red clay, even if the first few of them are lower ranked, at least in part because it wears you down to play 7 such matches.

I put Laver up there with the best of all time, but counting up his pro championships and adding them to his major titles is not how I evaluate him. It is apples vs. oranges.
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