Originally Posted by abmk
@ the thread, a huge no , laver > rosewall ......
laver was the better player at his peak, more versatile, had more firepower , had that je ne sais quoi that rosewall simply didn't ....
only edge rosewall has is his longevity ....
While I agree with you about Laver being a little better than Rosewall, Muscles had a number of advantages over Laver.
First of all Rosewall was the more consistent player for level of play, had the slightly superior backhand, perhaps a slightly (debatable here) better volley and a little better touch. Rosewall did win more overall majors than Laver also.
To me it's close enough that it is reason for debate.