Laver praised Roger Federer’s role into it: ‘Roger is a historian. He wanted that all the results of the previous generations would not stay on the shadow and they discovered that my name was strong enough to represent all the former champions.’
n an interview to Tages Anzeiger, the Australian legend Rod Laver commented on the differences between past and modern tennis. ‘When we were playing tennis it was a different world’, Laver admitted.
‘Now players are much more followed. I got four rackets that lasted for a year. A string set was enough for Wimbledon. If you hit the ball in the middle of the racket, it’s pretty enough. And when the strings were moving, sometimes I fixed them with a bandage ‘ And then the shoes! “Every six months there was a new pair for me’, he laughed.