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Old 01-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #143
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Originally Posted by FedericRoma83 View Post
Newcombe and Roche were sooooooo before their prime when they lost these finals against Stolle. Stolle wouldn't have won against a peak-Newk, nor a peak-Roche.

I agree on Kodes though.
Federic, Thanks for putting Stolle's wins into the right perspective.

To show how much stronger Roche was than Stolle, we should look at their hth against Rosewall: Roche leads 9:7 while Stolle trails 2:23. Roche also has a fine hth against Laver (9:11).
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