Re: Rod Laver VHS/DVD
I have some footage of the 1969 Laver/Newcombe Wimbledon final, and have seen quite a bit of the 69 USO, and to me the Wimbledon final is much better quality of play. The 1969 USO final was actually rained out, and they had to reschedule it for monday, in front of a sparse crowd. It was still rainy and the grass was soaked, and Rod actually wore spikes because it was so slippery. Also, Roche was apparently tired by Monday, because he just didn't have any starch.
I've met Rod about 5 times, and have been lucky to have chatted with him more than once at different tennis functions. He is a prince of a man.
Check out a poster in the women's tennis forum called tennisvideos. He'll point you in the right direction for anything you're looking for.
Last edited by alfajeffster : 07-26-2006 at 01:11 PM.