> Roger could win the Grand Slam if he keeps playing the way he is and,
> if he does that, it will equate to the two Grand Slams that I won
> because standards are much higher these days.
> -- Rod Laver, speaking ahead of the 2007 Australian Open final against
> Fernando Gonzalez.http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6306913.stm
Each would have won in a fairly homegeneous era of play--Laver's
mainly featured grass courts tennis and attacking style where the
current era is almost entirely about baseline tennis. In other words,
tennis is played very much the same across all surfaces. Laver beat
Aussies Emerson and Rosewall to win his FO titles--not exactly in the
Borg/Vilas/Nadal mode those 2--or Guga or Muster for that matter.
Both Laver and Fed are best on fast surfaces, but I would find Fed's
win at FO more impressive than Laver winning it twice--especially if
he gets through Nadal.