Laver's season Slam stands test of time
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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2009 U.S. Open
Women's singles: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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