Originally Posted by kiki
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.
I'll use an example:
1969 US Open R16: Rod Laver def. Dennis Ralston (6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3)
1970 US Open R16: Dennis Ralston def. Rod Laver (7-6, 7-5, 5-7, 4-6, 6-3)
This is what I meant by Laver finding a way to win tough matches in the majors in the 1960s, and then losing that nack in the majors in the 1970s.