Originally Posted by Mustard
Newcombe was better, in my opinion, but Laver feared Roche more because he was another left-hander.
Newcombe only became a world's Co. No1 in 1970 when Roche's arm troubles began.
Newcombe never troubled Laver as much as Roche did in 1969.
Laver and Rosewall have a better hth against Newcombe than against Roche...