Maybe i should have wrote it is far more physicall today, what is the truth. You canīt deny it. Yes money in sport and tennis wasnīt such big part of everything like today, but we must take in count inflation, exchange-rates and so on, but still he was earning enough for those times, todayīs sport is just much more about money. Money side we canīt compare, because the difference is enourmnous. WE can compare his season to say Roger 06, Nole 11 and i am not sure if 3/4 slams on grass are good enough to have better season with 16 losses then the way Roger dominated the field in 06 and Nole did in 3/4 of this season, before he injured.
We canīt compare that either, because the whole structure of the tour is so much different nowadays. Back then there were easy matches pretty much only in the first few rounds of the slams ( of which Laver won all, obviously), but other than that, the top guys, Laver, Rosewall, Roche etc. were constantly playing against each other, the draws were much smaller, and there were much more best-of-5 matches. Itīs no wonder Laver lost 16 times.