Rosewall has more slams, but in a divided field. Ok, the professional players were superior, but all of them were amateur one day. They just improved their game.
Its not a fact, its just your opinion.
Maybe Budge too. Rosewall deserves the number 4 IMO.
Yes, the amateurs did improve their games, but Laver was the only one who was Rosewall's equal or superior after they turned pro. Rosewall improved his game and was able to compete against Gonzalez after his first year on the tour. What great player did Federer beat winning slams 03-07? An old and injured Agassi was the ONLY one. The others, including Roddick, were not great players. Nadal did not reach his peak, off clay, till 08 yet he was still able to beat Roger on and off clay before 08. The starter of this thread included pro tour slams as criteria, therefore, Rosewall's 15 pro slams are relevet to this discussion. According to Mr Groove, Rosewall has won 23 slams, which is more than any other great player. Again, If on takes away Ken's 4 amateur slams, he still has 19 which is still more than anyone else. Laver has 5 amateur slams, which if deducted, would give him only 14 or 15 slams.