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Laver's season Slam stands test of time

Updated: September 7, 2009, 1:38 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

He turned 71 last month, but Rod Laver isn't aging without a fight. He's multitasking on this bright August day, simultaneously working out and patiently walking a reporter through his taut 1969 Wimbledon final against John Newcombe.

You can hear him straining on the Lifecycle in the fitness room at the picturesque La Costa resort, not far from his home in Carlsbad, Calif.

"Wait a minute," Laver says in his wonderfully precise Australian accent, mellowed ever so slightly ...

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