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Old 01-03-2013, 08:40 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by timnz View Post
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.
Very true.

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."
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