Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Federic, You might be right about top ten players.
Laver and Rosewall were surely the best claycourters 1970 to 1972.
Re 1971: Laver won the Italian Open with a clear win against Kodes. Rosewall won the top tournament of Washington with wins against Laver, Smith and Riessen. Both were awesome also in 1970 and 1972.
Rosewall, as good a clay courter as he had been, never showed again that on clay.He was old and he economized ( he was clever indeed) so in the 70īs his record on fast surfaces like indoors and grass was great but not so his cc record.