Originally Posted by Onehandedbackhand
Laver held it longer, and that's the truth. When Laver was out of his prime, he was still giving guys like Borg and young Connors fits, and in some cases, late in tournaments. When Rosewall was out of his prime, Connors was cracking him like an egg, and still had enough energy to warm up doubles partners.
Laver never faced Connors (or Borg) at 39 as Rosewall did. When Rosewall was 37 he clearly beat Connors at L.A.