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.
In the end, the aggressive all-court player always has the advantage against a power-bashing baseliner.
Last edited by hoodjem : 03-22-2013 at 05:43 AM.