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Old 10-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
Carsomyr, You just should go to the record books and look at the pro majors won by Laver, Rosewall and others. That's a good measure for hypothetical open majors.

It's true that Laver and Rosewall would "steal" major titles from each other but they were so strong and steady that they still would have won enough to reach that 18 majors mark. In fact Laver has won 19 majors and Rosewall 23.

If you consider both amateur and pro majors you can see that very seldom an outsider has won a major. Only Mal Anderson is an example for a winning outsider.

Newcombe won open majors only when Laver and Rosewall were on decline. And yet Laver and Rosewall plus old Gimeno won eight out of the first ten open era majors where they participated!

This from a non-open-minded poster....
6 of them against Amateurs.
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