Thread: Laver #2
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by TMF View Post
They said Don Budge also won 8 slams in double and mixed double. That could be the reason why Don is ranked high.
They didn't actually mention or list his doubles titles.

Originally Posted by TMF View Post
The Tennis Channel didn't mention a word about Laver's double slams when his name was mentioned as the #2. There were high praise for his Grand Slams from start to finish. If double slam doesn't have much influence in ranking, then I don't think Don Budge 8 double/mix slam is the reason he's ranked high, must be something else.
It was his Grand Slam in '38. Barrett said that you've got to give him one of the highest places on a GOAT list because he won the Grand Slam, and Wertheim echoed the sentiment.
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