I've retracted nothing.Hardly a fossil, side arm serve Rosewall was late 30s and younger than Federer currently is when Connors humiliated him. But yea, at least you have backed off of the ludicrous claim that those non-regularly scheduled, small, three to four round pro events of Laver's Era were "slams." They certainly were not, and no amount of cutesy, effeminate peppering of emoticons will make them that. Laver has 11. Now if you want to argue that his CYGSs make up for only having 55% of, nine less slams than contemporary greats then have at it. Odds are you won't get much mileage beyond Laver buttboy, senile Cliff Drysdale, if he's even still making the argument since the slam numbers of the big three have spiked. I don't know.
PS After Djokovic's Vera Zvonereva stunt, crying on the court between points I'm reluctant to consider him among the greats. In fact I retract the allusion. It's a two man discussion now, with Nadal getting the nod as he owned Fed head to head when they were playing in their primes.
Sir Rod Laver.
4 Davis Cups
374 weeks at #1
You cannot be in the GOAT discussion without multiple CYGS. The notion is absurd. Nadal has never been in the discussion. His Wimbledon record is embarrassing. Rosewall's records and accomplishments are much more impressive than the big threes by the way. Cope.