Originally Posted by Mustard
He just played badly in the majors that he played in the 1970s, as simple as that. In the 1960s, Laver had many close matches in the majors, but would nearly always find a way to win them. In the 1970s, the opposite would be true when it came to the majors and he'd lose.
I agree. I could not imagine that a true professional like Laver would not try to give his best when playing a major.
Their achievements in the 1970s in majors are a certain blame in Laver's career and a plus in Rosewall's.
It's really astonishing that Laver did not reach a big SF while older Rosewall reached 10 of them.