[quote=BobbyOne;6848948]Maybe Laver referred to Newcombe's greater achievements than Roche had and not to who was as stronger opponent against him. But in Hoad's case Rocket yet referred to Lew's peak instead of his career achievement
Which just means how big Hoadīs peak was...
as for Newk vs Roche, it can go either side.Newcombe was more consistent and Roche more brilliant, but Roche being a lefty can give Laver more trouble...
" And when the bullied american saved his three death penalties, the steeled arm of the young swede began to shiver like it never did before"