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ROGER FEDERER 27 65.85%
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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match played in a neutral surface in an era mid way between theirs with specially manufactured rackets half wooden and half modern, neutralizing any disadvantages to laver caused due to difference in era... with both players in their prime.... best of five... WHO WOULD WIN? Personally i think rocketrod will kick a$$ due to superior talent...
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Re: Best Roger Federer Vs Best Rod Laver

Original thread this one.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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oh man...some guys never get tired of spreading bullshit around MTF...

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


After losing to Nalbandian in 2005 TMC final...
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Re: Best Roger Federer Vs Best Rod Laver

Pointless thread.

You can't compare players from different eras with confidence. The surfaces were playing differently and most of all the rackets were different big time. The game is much more physical these days than it was back then, also.

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Re: Best Roger Federer Vs Best Rod Laver

too much time between those 2 generations, the game changed alot, it's way too hard to compare both of them, and I haven't haven't seen any footage of Laver yet so... i vote for Roger only because he looked invincible at the end of 06 and beginning of 07, but my vote doesn't mean anything since i haven't seen Laver play!
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neutralizing any disadvantages to laver caused due to difference in era...
Well, what about the height diff.? Laver is only 5'7'' or something.
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Rod 3-6 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-3
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Those who vote, who has actually seen Rod Laver play?
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you can't compare eras, that said, Roger would win for sure, it's called the evolution of sports.

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Re: Best Roger Federer Vs Best Rod Laver

Yes I've seen Laver play (only on TV of course) and he gets my vote because of his adaptability, speed of thought, speed of reflex, and quality of opponents faced.

Having said that, I agree with everybody who says comparing one era with another is pointless.

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Laver to win 6-1 7-5 6-1
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Re: Best Roger Federer Vs Best Rod Laver

comparison of eras = pointless
not to mention a little thing called match-up

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comparison of eras = pointless
not to mention a little thing called match-up
What does that have to do with this?

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