Originally Posted by timnz
Here's a thought. We could ask 'would Laver have thought it be any more difficult task winning the Grand Slam if two of the events were hard court, with one clay court and one grass'? The answer is no, not a bit.
Laver comes pretty close to answering this very question in TEOATP: "In the day, I'd have played Forest Hills if the surface was macaroni and cheese. I'm a professional. The money was there along with a big title. . . . The game I played at Forest Hills--or on any other American grass--was entirely different from how I played on Wimbledon's firm and true grass."
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Last edited by hoodjem : 01-03-2013 at 08:52 AM.