Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, It's not easy to win a major if you face peak Laver and peak Rosewall in every major. That's why Gimeno did not win a pro major. It would have been also difficult for a Borg or a Connors...
Laver won so much after 1963 as you rightly say but not from 1961 onwards as you earlier wrote.
I am assuming open tennis from 1950.
Therefore, Laver gets quality competition against the best BEFORE 1961, when he matures as a player.
Likewise, Hoad gets top play BEFORE he matures in 1956.
So these guys are ready to go when they mature.