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Old 03-22-2013, 05:39 AM   #112
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Originally Posted by NatF View Post
Ofcourse I don't doubt every statement, however we both know that Laver took some time to peak in the pro's. Considering he won the Amateur slam in 1962 I assume he wasn't at his best when Rosewall beat him quite badly. Rosewall who was at his peak at the time. A better indicator would be a match when both were peaking.
I think it took Laver most of 1963 to "catch up" to the pros. But by the end of '63, he was the second-ranked player in the world. By the end of 1964 he was world no. 1.
In the end, the aggressive all-court player always has the advantage against a power-bashing baseliner.

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