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Old 12-05-2012, 01:20 PM   #71
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Excellent points. I read the harping (unjustifiably so in my opinion) that Laver won his two Grand Slams on only grass and red clay. And that he didn't win a hard court major. But he did win the biggest hard court event of the year and the biggest indoor event of the year in 1969. What more could he do?

Laver also won a Pro Grand Slam on wood and if you call that a hard court then he did win a hard court major.
Agreed. Also many people have the wrong idea than in Laver's time, because 3 of the majors were on grass, grass was the dominant surface on the tennis calendar. However of course that couldn't be further from the truth. There were only a handful of grass court events in existence outside those 3 majors, and even before the US Open many of the lead up tournaments in those days were actually on different surfaces. There were considerably more indoor carpet events back then than grass court tournaments for starters.
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