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Old 01-03-2013, 11:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Gonzalito17 View Post
Great book for sure. I read somewhere that Rosewall was nearly the equal player to Laver, if not better in some ways, but Laver was the beneficiary of a more adoring media, namely Bud Collins who never missed a chance to blow his trumpets saluting the greatness of Laver. While Rosewall did not have such a powerful and persuasive media backing as Laver did. I don't know if it's true but it was an interesting comment which stuck in my mind.
Gonzalito17, You might be right with your opinion about Laver and the adoring media, especially Bud Collins.

To Bud's honour I can tell that Bud is also a great Rosewall admirer and he once said to me that Rosewall as No.1 is not a bad choice considering his longevity and his two Dallas wins.
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