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Old 12-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by TMF View Post
IF he wants to play more slam events then he would have to be an amateur instead of joining the pro. And even if he managed to win more, it's still an amateur slams(vastly below the value of the modern slam). Keep in mind people in here don't take Emerson's 12 slams seriously because the field was very weak. And Laver being an amateur will not be playing in the 3 pro majors. So either you want Laver to take his chance at the amateur slams or he keeps all of his 8 pro majors.
Food for thought....
TMF, Laver, Rosewall and other greats turned pro not only for money reasons but also because they wanted to match the best pros and to become the top player of the world. Thus we should not blame them for leaving the amateurs.
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