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Now that Fed won't do the calendar slam, respect to good ol'Rod Laver

Honestly Roger will certainly win more slams but you have to be delusionnal to think he will have another shot at the calendar Grand Slam. And this in my opinion, speaks volume on Laver's achievement. OK it was a different time etc. but still, to put up together 4 slam vicories in 12 months including clay and grass, the 2 opposite surfaces, is a huge achievement. If Roger wasn't able to make it (he was 2 sets away from it in 2006 and 2007...), that has to be very tough. I don't see him do this one with more slam contenders and time taking its toll. Your thoughts ?

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I thought Djokovic was a certainty to win the golden slam this year.

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I thought Djokovic was a certainty to win the golden slam this year.
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Djoko this year will make the golden slam, will win the Davis Cup and the most important of them all, The Battle of Surfaces

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Djoko this year will make the golden slam, will win the Davis Cup and the most important of them all, The Battle of Surfaces
he will the TMC,the battle of fakers and the challenge of keep bouncing the ball the most time you can too
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Rafael will dominate on clay for at least the next three years. I can't see Roger losing at Wimbledon in the next two.

I think the next calendar Grand Slam will happen to an unknown up-and-coming player or someone who is yet to pick up their first racquet.

Cant see it happening in this generation of players.
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Re: Now that Fed won't do the calendar slam, respect to good ol'Rod Laver

rod laver played against guys who wouldn't make a challanger tournament by today's standard
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Black & White tennis doesnt count

cannot compare the game back then to now
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Black & White tennis doesnt count

cannot compare the game back then to now
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finally Lee

i'm sure you would also agree that Rod Laver from the black and white era with a wooden racquet would beat Djokovic as well !!
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finally Lee

i'm sure you would also agree that Rod Laver from the black and white era with a wooden racquet would beat Djokovic as well !!

Sure if Djokovic has to play with a wooden racquet.
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Laver? Pfft.

Beating scrubs like Roche, Rosewell, Newcombe and Ashe!

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Honestly Roger will certainly win more slams
Way less majors.

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