Originally Posted by NatF
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.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Last edited by hoodjem : 03-22-2013 at 05:43 AM.