Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Okay, Dan, but if Laver actually played his best tennis and still lost to Rosewall, why do you rank Laver ahead of Rosewall?
And why does Rod rank Muscles only at sixth place in his pre-open era list?
By the way, Bud Collins rates their 1966 US Pro final (when Laver beat Rosewall in five sets) as the best of their famous encounters. But I concede that Bud maybe has not watched the 1963 French Pro final (and some of the Wembley finals).
I think that Laver's greatest play against Rosewall was in the 1964 Wembley final, where he paced himself better than 1963, and Rosewall tired at the end.
I would rate Rosewall at #5, still great ranking.