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Old 07-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
Oh, I am certainly not disputing that Laver was still incredibly quick in the 70s. I do not think any added mass slowed him down.

Yes, I do think he bulked up, particularly in the thighs and trunk. (I do not believe his left arm could've been any bigger.)

Take a look at him in 1976; a good shot of him from the back is at 0:20 or 0:41:
You may be right. Didn't Hopman get the Aussie team to work with weights when they trained?
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