Originally Posted by kiki
As much as I admire Tony Roche game and specially his volleying ability the truth remains that Laver beat him in their 3 main encounters as Ken Rosewall did too
Newcombe, while not an overall better player, was much more of a threat for the Laver-Rosewall hegemony and in fact he was the only player able to break ut
kiki, even as a Rosewall admirer (but also a Roche admirer!) I must contradict.
Rosewall did not win the three main encounters against Roche. Roche beat Muscles at Wimbledon in 1968 and 1975.
Roche keeps a 9:7 balance against Rosewall while Newcombe trails 10:14 against Rosewall.