Thread: Laver #2
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Chopin View Post
I thought about this and on the one hand, Graf has accomplished more. Yet, on the other, I think the greatest of all time should honour the best and most accomplished tennis players who will always be men by virtue of the label "best." I don't think it's sexist, just the truth. How could the greatest tennis player of all time be Graf when she'd lose to a challenger we've never heard of?
I'd agree. They really should have spit the men and women up. As it really is a different game.

Not really sure why Laver's position is the subject of so much contention??

He did things that no else did and probably never will again.

Everyone speaks famously of the double Grand Slam. but really we should be speak of the triple. He did sweep the four major titles in the pro ranks in 1967 as well.

To me he exhibits everything that the greats should be measured on. Longevity, records held/broken, skill, consistency and adaptability over all surfaces and temperament under pressure.
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