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Old 08-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
Best explanation of that matter.

It's also interesting that the old pros (Laver, Rosewall, Gimeno) won eight out of the first ten open majors where they participated (only Ashe and Newcombe broke that rule). This even though all three were oldies already in that period (1968 to 1972)...

Thus we can be sure that Laver and Rosewall (and maybe Gimeno on clay) would have won all open majors 1963 to 1967 if open era came earlier.

In fact Laver and Rosewall won all 15 pro majors of that period even though Gonzalez, Hoad and Gimeno were among their opponents.
correction : many of the open majors, not all . They would still be prone to the occasional upset. Wouldn't the best amateurs in emerson, santana have any shot at any of the majors ? really ?

emerson was 5-5 with laver for example in 68 though he was already on a rapid decline by then ....

obviously hoad would have had excellent chances in 63 , given he was thrashing Laver left right in that year ......

gonzales in 64 would have decent chance as well ....

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