Originally Posted by kiki
Laver won everything but the majors coming off his best season ever
Imagine Lakers winning the ring and next year picking N1 in the draft
Early 70 are not talked so much here but it is just ad tough as late 50
Newcombe,Ashe,Laver,Rosewall,Roche,Nastase,Smith,O kker,Gimeno,Santana,Lutz and of course Kodes
Better even than Gonzales,Hoad,Trabert,Segura,Sedgman,Olmedo,Anders on,Cooper and Rosewall which is to say a lot
Not sure about that. Lobb does have a point that Laver was declining and the eternally young Rosewall was actually going down a bit also. Ancient Pancho Gonzalez could be in that group also and Jimmy Connors became a top force in 1973 so he could be added there also.
In the late 1950's Gonzalez, Rosewall, Hoad, Sedgman and Segura were particularly strong players, especially the top four. But I'll give you this, the early 1970's were pretty incredible and you could be correct.
In 1975 they had Connors, Ashe, Borg, Orantes, Rosewall, Laver, Tanner, Vilas so that's not bad either. Newcombe was still around but pass his best despite winning the Australian.