I recently posted that no player is without flaws or weaknesses. Following that thought, I'd like to offer what I believe are Laver's weaknesses. 1. Impatience 2. Serve I should perhaps explain. Laver often seems guilty of a certain bull-headedness. Though he had many strategies and game-plans, he seemed particularly reluctant to move away from his power game if it was not working. His favorite strategy (which seems to have been Hoad-based) was to try to out-gun his opponent--to blow them off the court. As Ashe said: to hit the lines and them hit them harder and harder. On number two, I might qualify this and say that, by all accounts of his opponents, Laver had an excellent serve, but it was not a huge power-serve. It was certainly fast-paced but not a monster. And he did get many aces, but his aces came largely through spin, placement, and timing.