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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 03:44 PM
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tennis in those days is like wta tennis compared to nowadays.
According to you the current era is the strongest ever... so your words don't really have much weight.

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Laver played back when only the biggest of nations even played tennis. I would not really have called tennis a WORLD sport back in 69. But that is my opinion. I just feel that the only people who really played were either English or Australian or American. Again its my opinion... just writing my 2 cents. I did not exist in 69 so I can't really say how the quality of play was. I started watching tennis when Agassi and Sampras started playing.
Much of what you say it ture, but the fact is Laver played and won against the best players of his era and all-time great players. There was not the variety of Nations but there were very good players from South America and Eastern Europe playing then too.
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Don Bradman played when there were - what? - 3 or 4 Test nations at most. He's still the greatest batsman of all time.

"There is no such thing as 'the world'." - Enoch Powell.
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According to you the current era is the strongest ever... so your words don't really have much weight.
you are a flukerling fan so your words hold even less weight
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tennis in those days is like wta tennis compared to nowadays.
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It and Novak this year are the two best.
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The best season should have very few flaws and show a high level through most of the year.

This is the problem with Laver's year.

The 16 losses shows he didn't keep a high level throughout the year.
I would guess he lost in 16 tournaments that year, this isn't the kind of year that would be the best.
His record would be 18 tournament wins out of 34 tournaments.


The CYGS is important but having very few losses is just as important.
All stats have to be looked at, not just one.

McEnroe only lost in 3 tournaments all year for example, now that is a dominant year.


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