Originally Posted by BobbyOne
I find it-with all my respect for the Rocket- a bit naiv or arrogant that Laver claimed he was playing as well as ever. A player at 36 is surely not as strong as in his peak years and Laver declined already after 1969, at least after 1970.
Yes it's somewhat like Tilden. In '34 he told the press he was playing about as well as ever.
I think Federer said something like that recently.
Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
Among other things:
- Laver won: 1 amateur Grand Slam, 1 pro Grand Slam and 1 Open Grand slam. Rosewall has "0" Grand Slams.
Rosewall has a pro Grand Slam in '63.