Originally Posted by BobbyOne
kiki, You don't accept history. It's a pity for such a serious and expert man you are.
Newcombe trailed Rosewall in big events (3:4).
Most signifant are the hths of Newcombe and Roche against Laver and Rosewall: Newcombe-Laver 5:12; Newcombe-Rosewall 10:14 (Rosewall 33 to 41 years old). Roche -Laver 9:11; Roche -Rosewall 9:7.
You cannot disprove me that Roche was stronger than Newcombe in 1968 and 1969 and about equal in 1970 before Roche got his arm troubles and did virtually not play for three full years...
Roche lost to Laver and Rosewall in 1968 to 1970 because they were the giants of tennis then.
Rosewall and Laver were a level up Newcombe and Roche, I agree with you
While Roche was extremely talented he just lacked
Newks winning ability
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