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.
You donīt dominate the regular events the way he did ( he also beat Borg in WCT tournaments) and lose so big time at the majors without a very good reason.Specially when you come out of the most succesful single season any player any time has had.There must be something else, and I cannot find other explanation...than that provided by Laver himself.