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Old 07-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #622
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Default 2 out of 3 in 1968 on grass

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Originally Posted by CyBorg View Post
Or he would win less if he was playing majors on hard and grass surfaces as Laver and co did throughout much of the 1960s.

The whole business of Laver playing three of the four grand slam events on grass really applies only to two years of his professional career. 1968 and 1969. The preceding years involved a different tour with different surfaces. The following years involved him missing many grand slam events in favour of playing other, better paying, events like the WCT tour and others.
And in 1968 he didn't play the Australian because Open tennis didn't happen until April that year (Australian was in January). So only 2 out of 3 available Open Grand Slam tournaments in 1968 were on grass.
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