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keithchircop
07-29-2007, 12:09 PM
Laver vs Ashe 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpdPX9avs1M

Ashe vs Rosewall 1971
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HzPuG5HWGmI

Laver vs Connors 1975
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SptdffCeVmM

Laver vs Borg 1977
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7-VeBIal8TU

Vilas vs Connors 1977
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SWpY6Qe0go0

Ilie Nastase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSqQXvDIwno

Borg vs Vilas - French Open final 1978:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MdM908TnQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKQVdZNsyuQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pPc9YesFc (endless rally)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDhqZxbS8Es (endless rally)

A documentary about Borg winning Wimby 5 times in a row (includes highlights from matches against Taylor, Vilas, Nastase, Vitas, Connors, Tanner and Johnny Mac)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VsT_b_cPgAY

morten
07-29-2007, 03:21 PM
Wow, this is what tennis should look like, i wish it was still like that, todays game has more power but thats about it, athleticism and shot making is outstanding in those clips, more talent than today and more fun to watch... Vilas was great...

VS_Power
07-29-2007, 03:31 PM
Vilas-Connors was great!

thanks for the links Keith!

keithchircop
07-29-2007, 03:35 PM
If you like Vilas, be sure to check out this interview:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9A--yZbF_bI
and this video of Vilas in a classroom:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xfi4s8cjLFI

keithchircop
07-30-2007, 05:24 AM
Ilie Nastase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSqQXvDIwno

From Wikipedia:

In his recent book, Năstase claimed that he slept with around 2,500 women. After hearing this, his wife said that she was happy to have conquered such a man.

Among referees and other players, his reputation for gamesmanship resulted in the nickname "Nasty" after several incidents where his temperament got the better of him. For one year, other players scorned him in locker rooms and did not speak to him.

==> Can anyone shed some light on his nasty cheating ways?

urban
07-30-2007, 05:44 AM
Nastase was one of the most gifted athletes of all time. Like Borg, his best shot was his body. Was fast like the wind. In tennis terms, he played an artistic allround game like Santana or now Federer. Had all the shots, including the topspin lob. Developed a very hard, underrated serve, especially in his later years. Only weakness was maybe the penetration on the volley, which cost him at least one Wimbledon win. Played and won many , many tournaments, around 80, if you count pre open and open era. Could beat and demolish all top players, including Borg and Connors, whom he owned for most of his career.Under the tutelage of Tiriac, he turned to nasty tricks, often to his own detriment. His nerves were as highly strung as his rackets. Had problems with favorite-status. In 1973, as the only top player, to play Wimbledon, and hottest favorite ever, he lost to Sandy Mayer in round of 16. Playing on his home ground, home clay and before all his relatives as line judges, he gifted the Davis Cup 1972 to the Americans, which made him very unpopular in Bukarest.Was disqualified by referee Horst Klosterkemper in the first round of 1975 Masters vs. Ashe, only to win the tournament vs. Borg 2,2 and 1.

keithchircop
07-30-2007, 06:21 AM
Under the tutelage of Tiriac, he turned to nasty tricks, often to his own detriment.

what would he do?

urban
07-30-2007, 07:29 AM
All things, that can distract an opponent. Stalling, mocking, arguing, screaming, spitting, even throwing sets and matches. Often a bit childish. Once he played a Wim doubles with Connors with a bowler hat or with an umbrella. Sometimes he screamed at line judges and umpires, they should call him Mr. Nastase.At Bournemouth against Panatta, once a match was halted for an hour, due to his antics. At USO he almost got into a fight with German Pohmann, called him Hitler. Another time at USO, in an infamous match with McEnroe, the umpire Frank Hammond disqualified him, but, as a riot rose among the crowd, the decision was corrected by the tournament referee Talbert. Between him and his close friend Connors, a bitter conflict started, when Connors told him (falsely) in a Las Vegas match, that his mother had died in an Rumanian earthquake.

The Gorilla
07-30-2007, 08:21 AM
All things, that can distract an opponent. Stalling, mocking, arguing, screaming, spitting, even throwing sets and matches. Often a bit childish. Once he played a Wim doubles with Connors with a bowler hat or with an umbrella. Sometimes he screamed at line judges and umpires, they should call him Mr. Nastase.At Bournemouth against Panatta, once a match was halted for an hour, due to his antics. At USO he almost got into a fight with German Pohmann, called him Hitler. Another time at USO, in an infamous match with McEnroe, the umpire Frank Hammond disqualified him, but, as a riot rose among the crowd, the decision was corrected by the tournament referee Talbert. Between him and his close friend Connors, a bitter conflict started, when Connors told him (falsely) in a Las Vegas match, that his mother had died in an Rumanian earthquake.


this I have to see

War, Safin!
07-30-2007, 09:15 AM
In his recent book, Năstase claimed that he slept with around 2,500 women. After hearing this, his wife said that she was happy to have conquered such a man....
:rolleyes:

galain
07-30-2007, 02:53 PM
He was playing doubles with Arthur Ashe at Wimby, and in an effort to have his team colour coordinated, turned up for his match in black face paint!

Gorecki
07-31-2007, 05:20 AM
I roll on floor peeing myself of laughter everytime a see someone claiming that the greatest time of sport (any sport at all) are long gone.

the athletic performance is nowadays 10 times bigger that in the 70's. and this goes for tennis too.

i wonder why people dont compare Rene Lacoste with Bill Tilden... saying those were the days... lets face it. tennis is now more developed than it was back then in every single aspect....

ps: no... im not 16 years old... im am 30.

CyBorg
07-31-2007, 09:58 AM
ps: no... im not 16 years old... im am 30.

Could have fooled me. You presented such a 'mature' argument. ;)

keithchircop
07-31-2007, 10:24 AM
In case you didn't notice the number of unforced errors keeps increasing and the number of winners keeps decreasing. Just re-watch this year's French Open final. Do you prefer watching players banging from the baseline until one hits it out, or do you prefer someone hitting a winner?

Moose Malloy
07-31-2007, 11:08 AM
In case you didn't notice the number of unforced errors keeps increasing and the number of winners keeps decreasing.

There were far more errors in the wood racquet era & far less winners. The equipment(racquets & strings) today has drastically reduced the margin for era(look at some of those wimbledon matches, gasquet had 90 winners & 20 errors vs Roddick, that is simply impossible with wood racquets, regardless of superior fitness, athleticism, technique of todays players compared to the 70s)
Djokovic, Ginepri & Robredo hit with woodies earlier this year & said it would be impossible for them to play the same way(swing hard & freely) as they do with modern racquets, saying that they would have to play 'safer' in order to do win with those racquets.

CyBorg
07-31-2007, 06:51 PM
That's certainly the point.

If woodies were introduced again tennis would change drastically. Yes - you can hit very hard with wood. It's true. You can also serve very hard with wood.

BUT.... your accuracy suffers, which is why players hit much 'safer' in the old days and didn't hit the **** out of the ball like they do now. I don't think Sampras would be very effective with wood with the kind of state of mind that he developed when growing up with a graphite racket. We know the Wilander story - when he was defeated by Pete at the 89 US Open - how Pete won despite generally low IQ tennis (but plenty of power). Hand him a wooden racket and he'd have to get a brain transplant.

It's all fair and square. Different eras, different players. Whatever. I accept it.

But, folks, try and be fair to the players of yesteryear. They'd wipe the floor with today's players if wooden rackets were used. They possessed unparalleled touch compared to today's pros because they had to learn a different, more subtle game. It sure didn't look like something from a video game with lightning fast rallies, but it was impressive all the same.

It was art. But not everyone can recognize art. Everyone can recognize Paul Haggis. Broad and obvious. That's right - modern tennis is Paul Haggis on a golden toilet.

No, check that - modern tennis is Commando or that '300' movie .. old-age tennis is Total Recall with its subtle satire and Fascist undertones.

(I'm drunk)

keithchircop
07-31-2007, 11:03 PM
Cy, you had me until you compared old tennis to Total Recall.

Are we sure there were less winners with S&Vers constantly coming to the net?

Btw, that Gasquet match was a total anomaly, even Federer was amazed.

morten
08-01-2007, 07:44 AM
great stuff urban, and others... :)

Rabbit
08-01-2007, 09:07 AM
At USO he almost got into a fight with German Pohmann, called him Hitler. Another time at USO, in an infamous match with McEnroe, the umpire Frank Hammond disqualified him, but, as a riot rose among the crowd, the decision was corrected by the tournament referee Talbert.

this I have to see

Urban is right, as usual. In the first match, Nastase got particularly ugly. He beat the German and when the German refused to shake hands after the match, the crowd began to vent on Nastase. Nastase's response was to spit a mouthful of his courtside orange drink back at the crowd.

In the second match, I believe at the 1979 US Open, he and McEnroe did get into it. The match started late and the crowd, in anticipation, was fairly well lubricated with whatever beer they served back then. Frank Hammond was one of the most respected umpires around back then and if I remember right, one of the few professional umpires. He DQ'd Nastase and the crowd went ballistic. If I remember right, McEnroe had, typically, lost the crowd by trying to hit Nastase. Of course, Nastase acted like he'd done nothing. But, when the match started to turn against him, Nastase began questioning every call in fairly graphic terms. I think that match ended after midnight.

There are tons of more examples. One of my favorites was when Nastase was playing a US claycourt event in preparation of the US Open. The match was to be televised and he was given a pre-match briefing by the TV folks. They pleaded with him to not use any vulgar language or gestures. They almost got what they wanted. Nastase agreed to be a good boy. His opponent that day was an Italian whose name I can't remember. Nastase made good on his promise, he didn't use any vulgarities in English, rather saying what he had to say in Italian for the benefit of his opponent. Nastase also used an Italian version of the finger during the match which finally sent his opponent over the edge.

During the whole match, Nastase's behavior and demeanor toward the English-speaking American crowd was light and playful. He smiled and acted like nothing out of the ordinary was going on.

There were two players who bothered Nastase. Those two were Stan Smith and Bjorn Borg. The reason they bothered him was that neither ever reacted to any of Nastase's antics. It got into Nastase's head that he couldn't get into theirs. I remember once, Nastase was getting his clock cleaned against Borg. In desparation, Nastase stood facing Borg, spread his legs, and dropped two balls from behind his back. Borg hadn't seen that before, apparently, and smiled. Then, Borg went back to beating Nastase's brains out.

Nastase's biggest weapons IMO, outside of his physical prowess, were his anticipation and unpredictability. He seemed to know where the other guy was hitting and had the uncanny ability to hit a shot that his opponent couldn't predict. Nastase was the first player I ever heard of who hit topspin lobs off forehand and backhand and on the dead run.

His most famous shot was the Bucharest Backfire as named by Bud Collins. When lobbed, Nastase would run back and with his back to the net, hit an over the shoulder overhead usually back past his opponent, with a wood racket. Nastase could also volley from anywhere around his body, between the legs, behind his back, over his left shoulder with his arm behind his head (at least that's all I saw).

The guy had incredible talent and phsyical ability.

keithchircop
08-03-2007, 04:54 AM
A documentary about Borg winning Wimby 5 times in a row:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VsT_b_cPgAY

Includes highlights from matches against Taylor, Vilas, Nastase, Vitas, Connors, Tanner and Johnny Mac.

Trinity TC
08-30-2007, 12:11 PM
Chris Evert's Grand Slam tourney debut and Pancho Gonzales at the 1971 US Open:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGhYnp_ie9k&mode=user&search=

CyBorg
09-04-2007, 07:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VctV7gl2Qg

Connors-Mac 1982 Wimbledon final fifth set. You can find videos 2-6 I'm sure.

hoodjem
09-30-2007, 06:36 AM
the athletic performance is nowadays 10 times bigger that in the 70's. and this goes for tennis too.



I guess that's why Roddick has such a complete game.

I think you have been watching too much NBA.

keithchircop
10-12-2007, 07:09 AM
Borg vs Vilas - French Open final 1978:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MdM908TnQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKQVdZNsyuQ

some endless rallies from that match:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pPc9YesFc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDhqZxbS8Es

krosero
10-22-2007, 08:33 PM
Wilander-Lendl, 1988 U.S. Open

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efmy72bXH0c

Tshooter
10-22-2007, 09:12 PM
Can anyone shed some light on his nasty cheating ways?

What can you say. Biggest A-hole to ever play pro tennis? The reason (along with Connors) for the rules intended to curb player misbehavior? That he was also one of the most talented players ever? That he was the most fun to watch? That the crowd in NY would try to get him going (much like they would do to McEnroe) but that can't excuse the way he treated his opponents and officials (the Barazzutti match the year before the Pohmann match was almost as bad.) That what Frank Hammond did was overdue for years? And the fact that the tournament caved pleased the crowd but arguably set back the game.

Nastase wasn't a complete jerk. At a time when there was a lot of controversy about whether Renee Richards should be allowed to play on the women's tour, Nastase played mixed doubles with her at the USO. And the crowd was into it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renee_Richards.

Tshooter
10-22-2007, 10:44 PM
Sorry, replied to the wrong post. I will now go do penance.

Legend of Borg
10-24-2007, 06:41 PM
Wohoo! Love the Borg-Vilas match!

krosero
11-20-2007, 11:45 PM
Their 1975 challenge match:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SptdffCeVmM

krosero
11-21-2007, 04:39 PM
At the 1986 Tournament of Champions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LngqTxyH9IY

krosero
11-21-2007, 10:08 PM
The Wilander-Lendl final:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2WIBU6i-Ac

firstservethenvolley
11-29-2007, 07:36 PM
Borg vs Vilas - French Open final 1978:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pPc9YesFc

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is he holding a ball in his hand the whole time ?

krosero
12-23-2007, 05:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpdPX9avs1M

keithchircop
12-24-2007, 02:26 AM
Thank you, Krosero, for these great contributions to this thread.

krosero
01-05-2008, 10:39 PM
Here you go:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tVwPAOpFweY

krosero
01-07-2008, 11:40 AM
I re-uploaded the clip of Borg and Vilas hitting 86 strokes, in a better visual quality:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZZMuXBr_Hk

krosero
01-07-2008, 01:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGvgXpuSKaE

noeledmonds
01-07-2008, 03:16 PM
Borg and Gerulaitis at Roland Garros (1980 final)

I re-uploaded the clip of Borg and Vilas hitting 86 strokes, in a better visual quality:

Thanks a lot for uploading these highlights krosero. They highlight to me the difference between Borg and all his oponents on clay during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Borg was so consistant while still being able to work the points and put some pressure on his oponent. Borg also seemed very comfortable at the net in comparison to the clay court specilists he was usually up against.

CyBorg
01-07-2008, 03:44 PM
Another great clip. Thanks a bunch.

javier sergio
01-07-2008, 04:02 PM
If you like Vilas, be sure to check out this interview:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9A--yZbF_bI
and this video of Vilas in a classroom:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xfi4s8cjLFI


thanks! that's a great interview

Gimmick
01-07-2008, 04:45 PM
Laver vs. Ashe 1969. Great video, I can't believe how many passing shots were hit. You would think that after losing a dozen points with S&V they would have started hanging back. Apparently there was something more to this than simply the opponent's ability to hit a passing shot.

CyBorg
01-08-2008, 05:22 PM
Connors v Rosewall 1974 US Open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7jkeZ0kNq8

krosero
01-09-2008, 12:19 PM
In two parts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q13_STOUBc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePo6KcGQd4M

The image gets a little better as it goes along.

krosero
01-13-2008, 10:13 PM
In three parts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NPNsU20bis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REKwsCHZtUM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7OyXUa175M

Connors gives away a point at the end of the first clip.

CyBorg
01-17-2008, 03:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jZmFMUGTTU

Clip from leelinus.

Moose Malloy
01-17-2008, 04:15 PM
^thanks. love the camera angles, it really shows the players in a better light that so many of the old Wimbledon BBC matches. wish I could see the whole match.

this was the Masters where Lendl tanked his final RR match to avoid playing Borg in the semis. Looks like that was a good call.

CyBorg
01-17-2008, 05:12 PM
this was the Masters where Lendl tanked his final RR match to avoid playing Borg in the semis. Looks like that was a good call.

LOL Lendl looks a bit more round-faced as well than in later years.

(Now he's come full circle:))

CyBorg
01-18-2008, 08:55 PM
By Leelinus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW4z0FnUz4o

CyBorg
01-27-2008, 10:54 AM
This guy is posting the Agassi-Medvedev match.

http://www.youtube.com/user/crazyboy2309

CyBorg
02-20-2008, 09:57 PM
Edberg/Becker 1990 .. full match .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJCwI9Z-wPc

bluetrain4
02-20-2008, 10:10 PM
The clips were amazing. As big of a tennis fan as I am, i really haven't watched that many old matches.

These guys are just supremely talented and so fun to watch. The Laver-Borg clip was incredible.

On to watch more.

CyBorg
02-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Connors/Mac .. that superb 1984 US Open semi:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Mm74-hwVFLM&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AqFkccYzBS4&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iC3-0YX0m8U&feature=related

CyBorg
02-21-2008, 10:21 AM
You can upload the Ivanisevic/Rafter Wimbledon final (edited, about 20 mins per set). PM me for details or just go here: dub dub dub.tennis 4 you.com/forum/index.php?board=18.0

cadfael_tex
02-21-2008, 10:30 AM
That's certainly the point.

If woodies were introduced again tennis would change drastically. Yes - you can hit very hard with wood. It's true. You can also serve very hard with wood.

BUT.... your accuracy suffers, which is why players hit much 'safer' in the old days and didn't hit the **** out of the ball like they do now. I don't think Sampras would be very effective with wood with the kind of state of mind that he developed when growing up with a graphite racket. We know the Wilander story - when he was defeated by Pete at the 89 US Open - how Pete won despite generally low IQ tennis (but plenty of power). Hand him a wooden racket and he'd have to get a brain transplant.

It's all fair and square. Different eras, different players. Whatever. I accept it.

But, folks, try and be fair to the players of yesteryear. They'd wipe the floor with today's players if wooden rackets were used. They possessed unparalleled touch compared to today's pros because they had to learn a different, more subtle game. It sure didn't look like something from a video game with lightning fast rallies, but it was impressive all the same.

It was art. But not everyone can recognize art. Everyone can recognize Paul Haggis. Broad and obvious. That's right - modern tennis is Paul Haggis on a golden toilet.

No, check that - modern tennis is Commando or that '300' movie .. old-age tennis is Total Recall with its subtle satire and Fascist undertones.

(I'm drunk)

Correct me if I'm wrong. Didn't Sampras start out with a wood racquet (when he was young). Thought that was why he had is PS's weighted up the way he did (to get them closer to the wood Pro Staffs (?) that he learned to play with).

CyBorg
02-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong. Didn't Sampras start out with a wood racquet (when he was young). Thought that was why he had is PS's weighted up the way he did (to get them closer to the wood Pro Staffs (?) that he learned to play with).

Sampras said his first racquet was a woodie when he was a little kid.

Don't place too much weight on my above post - I sometimes get excitable when these debates arise. I think Sampras would be a fine player with wood, just a different one.

cadfael_tex
02-21-2008, 10:43 AM
Sampras said his first racquet was a woodie when he was a little kid.

Don't place too much weight on my above post - I sometimes get excitable when these debates arise. I think Sampras would be a fine player with wood, just a different one.

probably true. It's funny but when he first hit the scene he reminded me of the film I'd seen of Jack Kramer. Sampras was the first player I remember to have a powerful and pretty all court game. The S & V crowd that I grew up with didn't have the prettiest ground strokes (McEnroe and Edberg pop to mind).

CyBorg
02-21-2008, 12:48 PM
probably true. It's funny but when he first hit the scene he reminded me of the film I'd seen of Jack Kramer. Sampras was the first player I remember to have a powerful and pretty all court game. The S & V crowd that I grew up with didn't have the prettiest ground strokes (McEnroe and Edberg pop to mind).

I myself don't find Sampras' game to be too aesthetically pleasing. Then again I prefer baseliners to servers and volleyers, so I'm hardly an expert.

I find that Pete relied on power to get him out of jams in ways that he wouldn't be able to do in past eras. Such as the way he ran around his backhand in later years. But in his peak years he was almost a perfect player, very much unlike the Sampras that Wilander faced in 1989.

Tennis old man
03-05-2008, 05:37 PM
Thank you CyBorg for the games!!!

hoodjem
03-26-2008, 07:21 PM
Connors/Mac .. that superb 1984 US Open semi:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iC3-0YX0m8U&feature=related

Is Connors using an early graphite version of the Pro Staff in this video?

hoodjem
04-03-2008, 08:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW4z0FnUz4o&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jZmFMUGTTU

I bet Lendl was really glad when Borg retired.

jesuslovesme
04-03-2008, 09:37 PM
hi im new and i was wondering if anyone knew where i could get footage of Cynthia Doerner. I really want to see her play her rank was #15 in women's tennis and she played in the late 70s-ish i can't find her anywhere but that is probably because i am really bad at finding old tennis footage.can somebody help me?

BTURNER
04-15-2008, 12:06 PM
Can anyone post some Court, King or Goolagong on You-Tube? Tennis did not start with Evert and Navratilova anymore than it did Connors and McEnroe! If they can find Laver ,Rosewall and Ashe to post, they can find these ladies! By the way, some great matches of Evert's and Austins have showed up on y-tube, including Evert's victories in the final rounds of USO 1980, her 1984 loss to Navratilova and Austin's USO victory over Navratilova in 1981. Evert's first open in 1971 is shown as well over Eisel. I'm not techy enough to post links, myself.

CyBorg
05-01-2008, 03:39 PM
Agassi-Wilander 1988 RG Semi (links still working):

Agassi vs Wilander - 1st set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MTT4QOLX
Agassi vs Wilander - 2nd set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EISJB2Q9
Agassi vs Wilander - 3rd set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RC4MU6FM
Agassi vs Wilander - 4th set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UVQQYCUC
Agassi vs Wilander - 5th set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KX7YFBT2

chaognosis
05-01-2008, 03:46 PM
Not sure if anyone's seen this yet. It's a documentary on the history of the French Open. The first part in particular has some amazing footage Tilden, Lacoste, Cochet, Budge ....

Part 1 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=ezUDvIzZmWg
Part 2 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=AwcrH1H-3Rk
Part 3 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZV1jyPVe5wE

krosero
06-04-2008, 12:30 PM
1979 French Open final, Borg d. Pecci 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-4

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSK7KeB4CbY
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCyYtZO_R9M
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jGn0ZIZtaM


1981 French Open final, Borg-Lendl (one get by Borg):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL__OcegrbY

Moose Malloy
06-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Can anyone post some Court, King or Goolagong on You-Tube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij27oGtlalY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1vTkrWNWg0

krosero
06-16-2008, 09:31 AM
Neale Fraser d. Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0-6cRPqA8g

morten
06-16-2008, 09:54 AM
wow, great stuff. Tennis at it`s best, Wish i lived back then...

heathcliff
07-20-2008, 05:04 AM
can anyone post some ramesh krishnan or derrick rostagno - matches ?

CyBorg
07-25-2008, 07:38 PM
A true gem for those who can tolerate megaupload. Was enough for me to subscribe for a month:

http://gueil.wordpress.com/

Cup8489
07-28-2008, 09:06 PM
1979 French Open final, Borg d. Pecci 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-4

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSK7KeB4CbY
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCyYtZO_R9M
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jGn0ZIZtaM


1981 French Open final, Borg-Lendl (one get by Borg):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL__OcegrbY

my GOD!

borg was a bullet!

i've never seen nadal move that fast!

clint999
08-02-2008, 03:12 AM
Nastase was one of the most gifted athletes of all time. Like Borg, his best shot was his body. Was fast like the wind. In tennis terms, he played an artistic allround game like Santana or now Federer. Had all the shots, including the topspin lob. Developed a very hard, underrated serve, especially in his later years. Only weakness was maybe the penetration on the volley, which cost him at least one Wimbledon win. Played and won many , many tournaments, around 80, if you count pre open and open era. Could beat and demolish all top players, including Borg and Connors, whom he owned for most of his career.Under the tutelage of Tiriac, he turned to nasty tricks, often to his own detriment. His nerves were as highly strung as his rackets. Had problems with favorite-status. In 1973, as the only top player, to play Wimbledon, and hottest favorite ever, he lost to Sandy Mayer in round of 16. Playing on his home ground, home clay and before all his relatives as line judges, he gifted the Davis Cup 1972 to the Americans, which made him very unpopular in Bukarest.Was disqualified by referee Horst Klosterkemper in the first round of 1975 Masters vs. Ashe, only to win the tournament vs. Borg 2,2 and 1.

Marcos
08-07-2008, 09:23 AM
Some of the good, lengthy clips from an interresting Dailymotion account (http://www.dailymotion.com/majorwoody1):

Evert v. Eiseil 1971 US Open:
http://www.dailymotion.com/majorwoody1/video/x5yl3f_evert-vs-eisel-1971-uso_sport

Navratilova v. Evert 1980 SF Wimbledon:
http://www.dailymotion.com/majorwoody1/video/x57djx_evert-vs-navratilova-1980_sport

Austin v. Jaeger 1981 Eastbourne Final:
http://www.dailymotion.com/majorwoody1/video/x57lev_austin-vs-jaeger-1981_sport

Navratilova v. Mandlikova 1985 US Open Final:
http://www.dailymotion.com/majorwoody1/video/x57lo4_navratilova-vs-mandlikova-1985-uso_sport

Connors v. Krickstein 1991 US Open:
http://www.dailymotion.com/majorwoody1/video/x5zjwj_connors-vs-krickstein-1991-uso16_sport

Marcos
09-07-2008, 12:59 AM
I don't know if I was the last to know it, but I was delighted to discover some amazing, really old tennis footage in the British Pathe archive (http://www.britishpathe.com). Most of the material consists of Pathe Gazette newsreels, but there's also some raw footage and a few longer films - just beware that the quality of the free previews isn't always good. Some examples of the films I found of Bill Tilden:

Tilden's firt professional match against Koseluh in 1931:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4676

I'm pretty sure the first match is between Tilden and Nusslein:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=50511

Tennis Greats: Documentary containing footage of 1900!:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=81594


These are just a few of the clips I found of Tilden, so there's much more good material to explore!

Marcos
09-07-2008, 01:18 AM
Just some more examples:

How I play tennis - by Mlle. Suzanne Lenglen. Interesting slow motion footage of Lenglen's shots :
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=75159

Crawford v Vines 1931 Wimbledon final:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4059

Olmedo v McKay, Lew Hoad v Pancho Gonzales in the early 60's:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=68396

Budge's professional debut in 1939 v Vines:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=22806

Budge v Riggs. Interview with both at the end:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=50406 -

Don Budge v von Cramm (unfortunately not the 37 Davis Cup SF...). Despite the narration, amazing slow motion footage of Budge!:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=50411

urban
09-07-2008, 01:47 AM
Thanks, great footage. The last film shows, that von Cramm had a fine slicing serve. And that the doubles were in contrary to singles much more net orientated, with fast volleying essential.

Marcos
09-13-2008, 08:42 AM
I found more good old clips in a couple of other sites. While their collection is not as big as the British Pathe archive, the clips they do have are of a much better quality.

Some examples from http://www.thoughtequity.com:

Tilden v Koseluh 1931 Madison Square Garden:
http://www.thoughtequity.com/video/clip/1617539_003.do

Budge v Riggs 1942 US Pro Championships:
http://www.thoughtequity.com/video/clip/1617554_005.do

Riggs v Kramer 1947 MSG:
http://www.thoughtequity.com/video/clip/1617568_024.do


Some from http://www.efootage.com:

Fred Perry v Wilmer Allison 1934 U.S. Championships:
http://www.efootage.com/play_clip.php?clip_id=57873

Rosewall v Smith 1970 US Open final:
http://www.efootage.com/play-stock-footage-clip/66400/sports-sport-game-games-competition-compete-competing-competitor

Marcos
09-13-2008, 10:17 PM
OK, still some more sites offering good ancient tennis clips.

Examples from http://www.budgetfilms.com:

Tilden d Richards in 1920's:
http://www.budgetfilms.com/productdetail.aspx?productid=3604

A point and excelent slow motion shots of Tilden:
http://www.budgetfilms.com/productdetail.aspx?productid=3602

Short clip of Budge d von Cramm Davis Cup 1937 (some consider it the best match ever):
http://www.budgetfilms.com/productdetail.aspx?productid=3624


http://www.producerslibrary.com/. Not much on this one, but had to highlight these:

Budge d Austin, Moody d Jacobs 1938 Wimbledon:
http://www.producerslibrary.com/displayProduct1.do?product_id=8713&product_name=VM-0225_003

USA d Australia 1958 Davis Cup Final (Olmedo, Fraser etc.):
http://www.producerslibrary.com/displayProduct1.do?product_id=8485&product_name=VM-0177_022


http://www.movietone.com/. This one requires registration, but it is a quite simple one. The video windows are also small, but the image is always very clear. The thing is that they have the best collection I found. Some of their gems:

Gonzales d Rosewall 1957, Muscles' professional debut:
http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=10&pageStart=1&totalRecords=19&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&V_searchType=1&V_MainSubject=rosewall&V_Year=1928&V_resultsPerPage=10

Rosewall d Laver 1963 Madison Square Garden:
http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=3&pageStart=1&totalRecords=4&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&V_searchType=1&V_MainSubject=rosewall%20laver&V_Year=1928&V_resultsPerPage=10

Mal Anderson d Pancho Segura 1959 Wembley:
http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=4&pageStart=1&totalRecords=5&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&V_searchType=1&V_MainSubject=segura&V_Year=1928&V_resultsPerPage=10

morten
09-14-2008, 03:49 AM
Tennis has always been better than the last 10 years....

CyBorg
10-30-2008, 09:08 PM
I'm loving this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6CIttvDOA8

CyBorg
10-30-2008, 09:09 PM
http://www.movietone.com/. This one requires registration, but it is a quite simple one. The video windows are also small, but the image is always very clear. The thing is that they have the best collection I found. Some of their gems:

Gonzales d Rosewall 1957, Muscles' professional debut:
http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=10&pageStart=1&totalRecords=19&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&V_searchType=1&V_MainSubject=rosewall&V_Year=1928&V_resultsPerPage=10

Rosewall d Laver 1963 Madison Square Garden:
http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=3&pageStart=1&totalRecords=4&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&V_searchType=1&V_MainSubject=rosewall%20laver&V_Year=1928&V_resultsPerPage=10

Mal Anderson d Pancho Segura 1959 Wembley:
http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=4&pageStart=1&totalRecords=5&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&V_searchType=1&V_MainSubject=segura&V_Year=1928&V_resultsPerPage=10

Is this why I'm getting an error? Because I'm not registered?

Marcos
11-02-2008, 08:14 PM
Is this why I'm getting an error? Because I'm not registered?

Yes, it does show a generic error message if you are not registered.

Marcos
02-03-2009, 08:37 AM
Maybe some of you will like to know that the Gaumont British archive, now owned by Reuters, was added to www.itnsource.com. It has some good tennis footage in newsreels from 1917 to 1952 - I think this includes all of them: http://www.itnsource.com/searchresults/?searchTerm=tennis&excludeWords=&codOnly=on&x=20&y=9&partner_RTV=on&date=0&perPage=50&refineSearchTerm=&refineExcludeWords=&sortby=date&pn=9

I was somewhat surprised by this newsreel of the 1947 Wimbledon finals, where in all his serves Kramer never follows directly to the net:
http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1947/07/07/BGU410230078/?s=jack+kramer

And this newsreel has good close-ups of Tilden's serve and forehand: http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1937/04/05/BGU407220383/?s=tilden

urban
02-03-2009, 12:36 PM
Fine Clips, Marcos. I haven't seen all of them yet, but it seems that one includes Lenglens revanche on Molla Mallory for her lone loss in all the twenties at the US 1921. She annihilated Molla love and love on the French Riviera the year later. Kramer is coming in, but obviously not after his serve. And regarding Tilden: He is wearing a colored shirt, some 40 years, before the all white rule was broken in international tennis.

Moose Malloy
02-04-2009, 02:31 PM
last 4 games of the 1970 Womens USO Final(Court completing the Grand Slam)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ith3DO4TcD8&feature=channel_page

1971 USO Womens Final(King vs Casals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhwlK6hdzUM&feature=channel_page

1975 USO Womens Doubles Finals (Court/Wade vs King/Casals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEauzfgb5q4&feature=channel_page

CyBorg
02-12-2009, 08:10 AM
Some nice highlights:

Agassi-Connors 1989 US Open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvpTYQCbTbs&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Becker Lendl 1989 US Open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JD8xFVX0Ac&feature=related&fmt=18

sp00q
03-05-2009, 09:49 AM
http://www.movietone.com/. This one requires registration, but it is a quite simple one.


I will love you forever. :D

CyBorg
03-22-2009, 10:18 PM
Borg-Connors Forrest Hills 1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0dMd9q2o6w&feature=channel_page

Borg-Nastase Wimbledon 1977
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJitBNC-lo&feature=related

Panatta-Okker RG 1973
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JPQ0qeXvMI&feature=related

Panatta-Borg Rome 1978
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkgN5asaf9w&feature=channel_page

Panatta-Borg RG 1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9BhExPOlPo&feature=channel_page

McEnroe-Wilander DC 1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aebw3sxjksM&feature=related

hoodjem
03-23-2009, 05:35 AM
http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1947/07/07/BGU410230078/?s=jack+kramer
To me, this footage looks a lot like the pace and power of today's game, albeit with less spin and a lot more net play.

It suggests that present players are not that much stronger or faster or harder hitters.

NamRanger
04-22-2009, 01:47 AM
Borg-Connors Forrest Hills 1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0dMd9q2o6w&feature=channel_page

Borg-Nastase Wimbledon 1977
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJitBNC-lo&feature=related

Panatta-Okker RG 1973
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JPQ0qeXvMI&feature=related

Panatta-Borg Rome 1978
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkgN5asaf9w&feature=channel_page

Panatta-Borg RG 1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9BhExPOlPo&feature=channel_page

McEnroe-Wilander DC 1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aebw3sxjksM&feature=related



That last match was amazing. McEnroe really showed that he was more than just a pure S&V player that match. He really displayed all of his skills that match. His return and backhand were phenomenal the first two sets.

NamRanger
04-22-2009, 01:48 AM
To me, this footage looks a lot like the pace and power of today's game, albeit with less spin and a lot more net play.

It suggests that present players are not that much stronger or faster or harder hitters.


Wood racquets don't hit that much slower than graphite racquets; the difference is the head size which allows graphite racquets to produce more spin, therefore allow players more control when they hit harder.

CyBorg
04-22-2009, 11:21 AM
Panatta-Connors RG 1980:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hJgRFsc6cY&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

McEnroe-Lendl RG 1988:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePiKTT_cBNg&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9EGZpjTm54&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Noah-Lendl RG 1983:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnBsuL0ceDQ&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kIcSqcKdBw&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Noah-Connors RG 1980:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UZSxkpRGMw&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Borg-Gerulaitis RG 1980:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3riXUlynYg&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Wilander-Gerulaitis RG 1982:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua_Qs02tyec&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Wilander-Vilas RG 1982:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP5lex_MMhw&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Wilander-Lendl RG 1985:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AudpnN67vUQ&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqk_NP9hqeo&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VukYT53afRU&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

Panatta-Solomon RG 1976:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Y1_vXjjUc&feature=channel_page&fmt=18

thejoe
04-25-2009, 05:17 AM
1979-Pepsi Grand Slam final-Borg vs. Connors. Great quality video. Absolutely amazing first point.

http://www.tennischannel.com/video/pepsi.aspx

CyBorg
04-28-2009, 09:44 AM
Borg-Tanner at Wimbledon in 1979:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLVnrUKL8yY&feature=channel_page

thejoe
04-28-2009, 09:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVwPAOpFweY&feature=PlayList&p=2213B87ACA04D63A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=53&fmt=18

Incredible moment from the Borg-Mcenroe match at the Masters, January 1981.

hoodjem
04-28-2009, 09:56 AM
McEnroe-Wilander DC 1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aebw3sxjksM&feature=related
Looks like Mac is using the Dunlop Maxply McEnroe in this match.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVwPAOpFweY&feature=PlayList&p=2213B87ACA04D63A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=53&fmt=18
But still a Wilson JK Pro Staff here.

CyBorg
05-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Old Italian mini-docs on some of the great players. Some rare footage.

Don Budge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE1gHcQyHvQ&feature=channel_page
Fred Perry - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLyXYvKEYek&feature=channel_page
Bobby Riggs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01c_RYrShrA&feature=channel_page
Ken Rosewall - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ5WuxyvZUY&feature=channel_page
Rod Laver - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbuaaMf7kOk&feature=channel_page
Stan Smith - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5e6W9NXsPQ&feature=channel_page
Jack Kramer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xkV_BxNBv0&feature=channel_page
Nicola Pietrangeli - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwL3BKfUbyo&feature=channel_page
Arthur Ashe - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phkoq9KtCtQ&feature=channel_page
Jimmy Connors - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pX3Q7uYR2A&feature=channel_page
Bjorn Borg - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGqVdNQnllE&feature=channel_page

gzhpcu
05-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Grazie! Nice find...:)

urban
05-22-2009, 08:50 AM
There are some new golden moments clips of new and old matches and finals on the Wimbledon webside
www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/video/goldenmoments/index.html

CyBorg
05-28-2009, 11:54 AM
Borg Connors on the senior tour in 1998: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8AO7YSe_cw&feature=related

This was the semifinal of "the quality inn" event. Some really good tennis. Two 40-something guys playing really solid tennis.

Looks like the whole match.

Borgforever
06-11-2009, 02:20 AM
This is great! "Magic of Wimbledon"/"Grande Wimbledon"/"La Magia Wimbledon" sequence of YT-clips contains some really rare, platinum moments from The Championships.

In this first clip of 6 all in all we see some familiar stuff but a lot of real great and hard-to-find jewels. The first clip alone features:

Borg vs Taylor 1973
Evert/Martina/Jaeger/Wade/Carina Karlsson (!?) et al
(the real treat for me always chasing great Kenny-vids) Rosewall vs Richey 1971 (great to see Ken score great winners and a final victory in a hardcore dogfight -- check out the score-line behind them -- and to top it off Ken gets a standing ovation!)
Hoad vs Rosewall 1956 (Hoad with the golden trophy included)
Rosewall vs Connors 1974
Goolagong et al:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ssOOcfc6Hk

Then follow the clips called Wimbledon 2 ( and 3, 4, 5 and 6) and you'll witness some priceless stuff -- such as:

Mac vs Jimbo 1984 (last two games -- Mac playing like a madman great)
Lots of Pat Cash
Mac vs Cash SF 1984
Several Borg-matches and a special, wonderful volley-study made in slow-motion on some of Björn's finest volleys (together with several others) which demonstrate that Fortress could whack 'em like the greats when he needed to.
Laver of course... Oh, I can't mention all here but just a few real standouts:
Becker vs Joakim Nyström 1985 (in that great five-setter you see some wonderful stuff from Boris The Steamroller and even some impressive Joakim S&V -- yes, I know, unbelievable...)
And some incredibly wonderful stuff from the doubles in the late 70s and early 80s including Mac, The McNamara/McNamee, Smith, Gottfried and several others but last but not least the incomparable Frew McMillan (sporting the Norman Brookes 1907 hat) blasting his DH FH and DH BH together with Bob Hewitt or RAJ Hewitt as I used to call him...

The doubles-clips are fantastic -- worth the price of admission alone. They arrive in the later clips -- Wimbledon 4 or 5 or something.

Enjoy... :-)

urban
06-11-2009, 02:48 AM
Nice find, Borgforever. I think, they often are from older Wimbledon dvd and video collections resp. compilations. Some of them i bought on the Wimbledon webshop. In part 2 there are clips from the Gonzales-Pasarell match. I love, how Gorgo has bandaged all his single fingers with some tape, and how he arrogantly wipes his brow with his middle finger. On the compilation i have, they also show the first part of the match, which ended in the dark. Gorgo is up there against Colonel Mike Gibson, the stiffed upper lip umpire. In the dark, he is constantly protesting, throws away the second set and is booed off the court. In the glooming light of the video, he looks almost green-bronce and a bit like Moctezuma himself, raging against Cortez.

pc1
07-21-2009, 04:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xkV_BxNBv0

Just found this on youtube. I think it describes the play of Jack Kramer. You see scenes of him playing Pancho Gonzalez.

CyBorg
07-21-2009, 04:39 PM
Borg/Newcombe at Hilton Head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzeL7wmPUxA&feature=channel_page

CyBorg
07-21-2009, 04:41 PM
Some RG 1981 footage, including Connors and Nastase entertaining the fans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vPWLylD7Yg&feature=channel_page

CyBorg
07-22-2009, 03:43 PM
mwahahaha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySAVktgHn-k&NR=1

imalil2gangsta4u
07-26-2009, 01:07 AM
mwahahaha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySAVktgHn-k&NR=1

LOL!!! What the heck is that stuff??

Gaucho Behrend
07-26-2009, 03:39 AM
Not strictly tennis, but Björn Borg is part of this clip with a Swedish dentist as well artist Dr. Alban, the other two are former footballer Tomas Brolin and Matthias Frisk a tennis trainer.

So bad, check out Borg's moves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FlNVAiXa3Q

Borgforever
07-26-2009, 07:09 AM
That Gaucho is the most hilarious piece Borg has ever done :-) I can't watch that without, well, ROFL... And as far as bad judgment is concerned, I used to think that Björn's choice of drop-volley on Mac's seventh set-point in "the tie-breaker" was rock-bottom, but it's easily surpassed by this classic bit of golden, unintentional comedy...

Gaucho Behrend
07-26-2009, 08:18 AM
That Gaucho is the most hilarious piece Borg has ever done :-) I can't watch that without, well, ROFL... And as far as bad judgment is concerned, I used to think that Björn's choice of drop-volley on Mac's seventh set-point in "the tie-breaker" was rock-bottom, but it's easily surpassed by this classic bit of golden, unintentional comedy...

Not a problem, I am all for the comedy and there needs to be more of it, when it comes to tennis. He is just showing his flair and the moves are just priceless. To me his rock bottom move was marrying that Loredana Bertè.

Nyström vs. Noah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ82wiDzijY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=341ZyD-0hvE

CyBorg
07-29-2009, 06:13 PM
Lendl-Gerulaitis Volvo Masters '81
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzF_kqvpw-8&feature=channel_page

Cesc Fabregas
08-31-2009, 04:21 AM
Brilliant Sampras Masters Cup 97.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of-sdXeDjNE&feature=related

Peche
08-31-2009, 04:32 AM
Brilliant Sampras Masters Cup 97.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of-sdXeDjNE&feature=related

Kafelnikov is very underated on these boards...

pmerk34
09-09-2009, 07:38 AM
Lendl-Gerulaitis Volvo Masters '81
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzF_kqvpw-8&feature=channel_page

After every point some guy screams in French in the booth

borg number one
09-25-2009, 07:39 AM
Thanks PMERK, just watched that tiebreaker. Gerulitas' form was impeccable. McEnroe writes about Vitas being the "guy" at his local club when he was growing up, as he was the best junior there. Gerulitas was such good friends with McEnroe and Borg. See Borg talk about him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXiRhlCnNgE

borg number one
09-25-2009, 07:40 AM
5th set of Connors/Gerulitas from the French Open:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1HztJkmC_U&NR=1

pmerk34
09-25-2009, 07:48 AM
Thanks PMERK, just watched that tiebreaker. Gerulitas' form was impeccable. McEnroe writes about Vitas being the "guy" at his local club when he was growing up, as he was the best junior there. Gerulitas was such good friends with McEnroe and Borg. See Borg talk about him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXiRhlCnNgE

Yeah I read Mac's autobiography. He and others were in Awe of Geralitus

hoodjem
10-05-2009, 10:53 AM
Not strictly tennis, but Björn Borg is part of this clip with a Swedish dentist as well artist Dr. Alban, the other two are former footballer Tomas Brolin and Matthias Frisk a tennis trainer.

So bad, check out Borg's moves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FlNVAiXa3Q

Ouwwww! Good god! Borg looks soopa bad.

borg number one
10-09-2009, 03:01 PM
See this great French website with really good video links to French Open action. This link will take you to the Borg/Vilas French Open Final in 1978. It's real good quality, with video of them taking the court, warming up, etc.

Also see the multiple links under Similar Videos on the right that will take you many players and "behind the scenes" footage.

http://ha.ina.fr/sport/tennis/video/CAA7800743501/finale-simple-messieurs-des-internationaux-de-france-de-tennis-borg-oppose-a-vilas.fr.html

Gaucho Behrend
11-08-2009, 04:19 PM
Muster giving it to Sampras in Essen 95

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd8LzOr9-gg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oegk97nOAwY

Q&M son
11-17-2009, 01:10 PM
Check complete matches here:

www.elrincondeltenis.com

Pahansuopa
11-22-2009, 02:00 AM
Agassi-Wilander 1988 RG Semi (links still working):

Agassi vs Wilander - 1st set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MTT4QOLX
Agassi vs Wilander - 2nd set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EISJB2Q9
Agassi vs Wilander - 3rd set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RC4MU6FM
Agassi vs Wilander - 4th set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UVQQYCUC
Agassi vs Wilander - 5th set http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KX7YFBT2

Courts are turtle slow! Agassi is creating superb angles. Wilander has unbelievalbe balance even when stretched 3 meters wide from the singles line. Nice ralleys! Agassi seems quite ok in the net although ok is not enough to win too many points against Wilander. :-D

JoshDragon
12-22-2009, 11:27 PM
Don't think this one has been posted yet. I really enjoyed watching Borg's defensive skills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTMx--E0OhY&feature=related

No_tricks
12-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Two good matches from Wimbledon 1995:

Graf vs Sanchez final - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlh-74Tm7VE

Becker vs Agassi semifinal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRuHjhePF6g

Rogeforever
02-14-2010, 04:30 AM
Laver vs Ashe 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpdPX9avs1M

Ashe vs Rosewall 1971
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HzPuG5HWGmI

Laver vs Connors 1975
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SptdffCeVmM

Laver vs Borg 1977
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7-VeBIal8TU

Vilas vs Connors 1977
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SWpY6Qe0go0

Ilie Nastase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSqQXvDIwno

Borg vs Vilas - French Open final 1978:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MdM908TnQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKQVdZNsyuQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pPc9YesFc (endless rally)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDhqZxbS8Es (endless rally)

A documentary about Borg winning Wimby 5 times in a row (includes highlights from matches against Taylor, Vilas, Nastase, Vitas, Connors, Tanner and Johnny Mac)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VsT_b_cPgAY

Thats nice to find all these links on youtube and I've seen a few of the old-timers tennis but I could not find anything exciting in their game-technique, nor the speed and power or anything close to what Federer, Nadal or any of the top ten Pro's have to offer and therefore "endless rallies" of gesterday are boring me to tears. I will buy tapes of all the great players of this generation wherever I can find them because these guys have to really earn their titles with "sweat, teers and often serious injuries". Something You hardly ever heard any old generation tennis player suffer from. Their 100 titles amount to a drop in the bucket against what it would take to earn them in todays competition. There is no argument you have to proove otherwise.
Laver, Rosewell aso., all had their place in their time but if they had to compete today against Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro, Roddick, Davydenko just to name a few...I bet we would have a total different picture. It is therefore irrational to compare Laver to Federer and or the rest in todaays Draw-- because it's a total different platform and a total different ball game.. Happy Valentines Day

Bossy
02-17-2010, 04:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QL1sglyouU

Service motions, from Gerald Patterson to Pete Sampras.

hoodjem
03-04-2010, 09:03 AM
Posted here for safe-keeping:

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoodjem
I think Krosero knows of a source for DVDs of old matches. I'll try to find this out.

I found the site. Here it is:
http://www.ricklovestennis.com/

Jeannie_Berry
03-05-2010, 01:48 PM
thank you for all these links.

Rick_Bremer
03-06-2010, 07:15 AM
Check complete matches here:

www.elrincondeltenis.com

thank you for sharing this with everyone here. :)

CyBorg
03-21-2010, 04:07 PM
Posted here for safe-keeping:

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoodjem
I think Krosero knows of a source for DVDs of old matches. I'll try to find this out.

I found the site. Here it is:
http://www.ricklovestennis.com/

I strongly recommend Rick. Nice guy, will sell you high quality stuff with timely shipping.

kiki
03-24-2010, 04:24 PM
All things, that can distract an opponent. Stalling, mocking, arguing, screaming, spitting, even throwing sets and matches. Often a bit childish. Once he played a Wim doubles with Connors with a bowler hat or with an umbrella. Sometimes he screamed at line judges and umpires, they should call him Mr. Nastase.At Bournemouth against Panatta, once a match was halted for an hour, due to his antics. At USO he almost got into a fight with German Pohmann, called him Hitler. Another time at USO, in an infamous match with McEnroe, the umpire Frank Hammond disqualified him, but, as a riot rose among the crowd, the decision was corrected by the tournament referee Talbert. Between him and his close friend Connors, a bitter conflict started, when Connors told him (falsely) in a Las Vegas match, that his mother had died in an Rumanian earthquake.



Yeah¡¡¡ this was Nasty´s getting back what he had invested.Apart from that, you must consider that he and Jimbom were so close...Watch Roland Garros 1973...

We all, however, must admitt that he was one of the game dinamizers in the 1970´s...¿Do you remember his scalp dance against the great A.Ashe?

kiki
03-24-2010, 04:26 PM
Could have fooled me. You presented such a 'mature' argument. ;)

Great Point Mr Borg...

kiki
03-24-2010, 04:31 PM
Wow, this is what tennis should look like, i wish it was still like that, todays game has more power but thats about it, athleticism and shot making is outstanding in those clips, more talent than today and more fun to watch... Vilas was great...

ohh yeah¡¡ we never will see such a crow of chmps like in the 70´s

kiki
03-24-2010, 04:38 PM
Thats nice to find all these links on youtube and I've seen a few of the old-timers tennis but I could not find anything exciting in their game-technique, nor the speed and power or anything close to what Federer, Nadal or any of the top ten Pro's have to offer and therefore "endless rallies" of gesterday are boring me to tears. I will buy tapes of all the great players of this generation wherever I can find them because these guys have to really earn their titles with "sweat, teers and often serious injuries". Something You hardly ever heard any old generation tennis player suffer from. Their 100 titles amount to a drop in the bucket against what it would take to earn them in todays competition. There is no argument you have to proove otherwise.
Laver, Rosewell aso., all had their place in their time but if they had to compete today against Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro, Roddick, Davydenko just to name a few...I bet we would have a total different picture. It is therefore irrational to compare Laver to Federer and or the rest in todaays Draw-- because it's a total different platform and a total different ball game.. Happy Valentines Day


I wonder if you ever think of tennis as a game of fun and exciting times...not just as a competition between young and old.Believe me, except for Fed and countryman Rafa, the rest of your heroes are just meatloaf... they would crash away Laver,Connors,Newcombe,Mc,
Borg,Lendl,Becker,Rosewall,Agassi,Sampras and all the players you want to mention...but they will never increase any sport audience at a 0,005% rate...¿Roddick? ¿Djokovic? ¿Del Potro? ¿davy...?...

Federer will never even aspire to have Mc Enroe´s magnetism and magic so much as Nadal is continent´s away of Borg´s Poise and sex appeal

kiki
03-25-2010, 01:40 PM
Nastase was one of the most gifted athletes of all time. Like Borg, his best shot was his body. Was fast like the wind. In tennis terms, he played an artistic allround game like Santana or now Federer. Had all the shots, including the topspin lob. Developed a very hard, underrated serve, especially in his later years. Only weakness was maybe the penetration on the volley, which cost him at least one Wimbledon win. Played and won many , many tournaments, around 80, if you count pre open and open era. Could beat and demolish all top players, including Borg and Connors, whom he owned for most of his career.Under the tutelage of Tiriac, he turned to nasty tricks, often to his own detriment. His nerves were as highly strung as his rackets. Had problems with favorite-status. In 1973, as the only top player, to play Wimbledon, and hottest favorite ever, he lost to Sandy Mayer in round of 16. Playing on his home ground, home clay and before all his relatives as line judges, he gifted the Davis Cup 1972 to the Americans, which made him very unpopular in Bukarest.Was disqualified by referee Horst Klosterkemper in the first round of 1975 Masters vs. Ashe, only to win the tournament vs. Borg 2,2 and 1.

Nastase did not win more slams because of his temper and antics...however, he was one of the most complete and talented player of then best era for tennis, the 70´s.On his day, he was nearly unbeatable, and most of the time, he defeated himself.

In all, he had many of the virtues that made tennis of that time so great

adidasman
03-26-2010, 01:54 PM
It's no wonder Laver lost to Connors. He had an extra 10 pounds or so of collar on his shirt; that Sister Bertrille look couldn't have helped him. :) But man, what a player. I could watch Laver hit like that all day long...

EKnee08
03-26-2010, 01:59 PM
All things, that can distract an opponent. Stalling, mocking, arguing, screaming, spitting, even throwing sets and matches. Often a bit childish. Once he played a Wim doubles with Connors with a bowler hat or with an umbrella. Sometimes he screamed at line judges and umpires, they should call him Mr. Nastase.At Bournemouth against Panatta, once a match was halted for an hour, due to his antics. At USO he almost got into a fight with German Pohmann, called him Hitler. Another time at USO, in an infamous match with McEnroe, the umpire Frank Hammond disqualified him, but, as a riot rose among the crowd, the decision was corrected by the tournament referee Talbert. Between him and his close friend Connors, a bitter conflict started, when Connors told him (falsely) in a Las Vegas match, that his mother had died in an Rumanian earthquake.

Hans Pohman?... was at that match and the Mac match.

CyBorg
04-05-2010, 09:39 PM
Mecir-Lendl 1989
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaLp7-W9MYk&NR=1

CyBorg
04-29-2010, 10:14 PM
Borg in 1972: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi0Y6yKjc9U&feature=channel

hoodjem
05-21-2010, 05:56 AM
Posted here for safe-keeping:

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoodjem
I think Krosero knows of a source for DVDs of old matches. I'll try to find this out.

I found the site. Here it is:
http://www.ricklovestennis.com/ Some Brad Gilbert matches here.

10 I believe.

pc1
06-19-2010, 04:43 PM
http://www.thoughtequity.com/video/clip/331774_007.do

It's not bad and most of it is in real time except for the last few seconds which shows Tilden returning a lob over his head.

pc1
07-13-2010, 05:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv7dwH2G8CI&feature=fvst

Second video is Kramer losing to Riggs in his Pro debut
http://www.thoughtequity.com/video/clip/1617568_024.do

Steffi-forever
08-15-2010, 02:25 PM
1995 U.S. Open Final Highlights Graf (1) Vs. Seles (2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atpVzKIBr8s

Great quality!

borgnadal123
08-28-2010, 04:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/tommyenglish1

morten
08-29-2010, 08:58 AM
Wow... Love It....

pc1
11-09-2010, 05:59 AM
Great New Rosewall/Roche video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJubuKDN7Fk&feature=sub

Bossy
11-09-2010, 08:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv6An2oT1E8

WTT 1976 and an early windshield wiper forehand from 0:40-0:50 sec

morten
11-09-2010, 10:43 AM
love those strange courts...

morten
11-09-2010, 11:05 AM
Great New Rosewall/Roche video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJubuKDN7Fk&feature=sub

Amazing, such a shame tennis is not like this anymore.. So much better and more creative.. a great clip!

muddlehead
12-01-2010, 08:59 AM
ground level shots in rosewall-roche wimby vid another reminder of how miniscule the grass court bounce was back in the day.

borg number one
12-11-2010, 08:06 PM
Borg shown in 1974, 1975, and in 1979 playing in Sweden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7tJ13uCFdc

krosero
12-11-2010, 11:13 PM
Borg shown in HD in 1974, 1975, and in 1979 playing in Sweden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7tJ13uCFdcNice footage of Borg winning the Davis Cup for Sweden. Never saw him so emotional after a win.

borg number one
12-11-2010, 11:28 PM
Nice footage of Borg winning the Davis Cup for Sweden. Never saw him so emotional after a win.

He was jubilant wasn't he? That was at 19. Of course you have the emotional Wimbledon wins, but you're right, I've never seen him react like this either. Then, the team's reaction is great. It's lucky they didn't throw him on the court though. That was a big win.

Nathaniel_Near
12-27-2010, 04:57 PM
Borg vs Connors in the Wimbledon semi, 1981.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fYIy1qbzEc - Part 1 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44B8TaTS67M - Part 2 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljh3fzTDCmM - Part 3 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND6BqlTwZbU - Part 4 of 4

borg number one
12-27-2010, 05:11 PM
Borg vs Connors in the Wimbledon semi, 1981.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fYIy1qbzEc

You're kidding me! Thanks so much Nathaniel. This is a gem and I didn't realize that it had been uploaded recently. They would play in the US Open SF in 1981 as well.

Nathaniel_Near
12-29-2010, 06:00 PM
You're kidding me! Thanks so much Nathaniel. This is a gem and I didn't realize that it had been uploaded recently. They would play in the US Open SF in 1981 as well.

There are a couple more parts now to that match with a fourth one coming... :neutral: ... :)

SunMeister
01-20-2011, 07:10 AM
Laver vs Ashe 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpdPX9avs1M

Ashe vs Rosewall 1971
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HzPuG5HWGmI

Laver vs Connors 1975
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SptdffCeVmM

Laver vs Borg 1977
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7-VeBIal8TU

Vilas vs Connors 1977
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SWpY6Qe0go0

Ilie Nastase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSqQXvDIwno

Borg vs Vilas - French Open final 1978:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MdM908TnQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKQVdZNsyuQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pPc9YesFc (endless rally)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDhqZxbS8Es (endless rally)

A documentary about Borg winning Wimby 5 times in a row (includes highlights from matches against Taylor, Vilas, Nastase, Vitas, Connors, Tanner and Johnny Mac)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VsT_b_cPgAY
A funny short film with Pat Cash appearing as a spectator. Looks like it's filmed in Australia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHv_uf33M7I

hoodjem
01-31-2011, 06:28 AM
Does this site provide old video?

http://www.tennisarchives.com/

MARTINBALDRIDGE
02-14-2011, 04:46 AM
These videos are brilliant.

The best book I read as research for my book though, was A TERRIBLE SPLENDOUR by MARSHAL JON FISHER, which describes the 1937 Davis Cup final match between Don Budge and Gotfreid von Cramm at Wimbledon.

It describes the history leading up to the 2nd world war and in detail the lives of Tilden, Budge and von Cramm. - A must-read for anyone interested in the history of the game.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qklUCixAA&sns=em

THE TENNIS GUY

:):)

CyBorg
03-07-2011, 02:35 PM
Extensive highlights of the Dallas WCT in 1983/84: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn48OAQjEBM

kiki
03-08-2011, 01:47 PM
Extensive highlights of the Dallas WCT in 1983/84: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn48OAQjEBM

What a gem¡¡ thanks a lot Cy Borg

kiki
03-08-2011, 01:47 PM
Laver-Roche AO 1969...

kiki
03-08-2011, 02:36 PM
Extensive highlights of the Dallas WCT in 1983/84: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn48OAQjEBM

What a gem¡¡ thanks a lot Cy Borg

CyBorg
03-08-2011, 07:02 PM
1985 US Open highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI-TNBvflWM

pmerk34
03-08-2011, 07:21 PM
1985 US Open highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI-TNBvflWM

I remember being so disappointed that the Becker-McEnroe QF never happened.

Tennisisgod
03-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Thanks for all video links. great stuff:)

Manus Domini
03-09-2011, 08:03 PM
Extensive highlights of the Dallas WCT in 1983/84: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn48OAQjEBM

Similarity found: both Murray and Lendl wore Adidas Argyle polos. Maybe Murray is destined to win a few slams?

Vegito
03-11-2011, 02:31 PM
If anyone have some images of the match Vilas vs Borg in the 1980 Nations Cup, please upload it to Youtube!

CyBorg
03-12-2011, 10:27 PM
A YT user is in the process of uploading the entire Connors-McEnroe SF match from the 1980 US Open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK3xnDOyzh4

CyBorg
03-12-2011, 10:27 PM
The famous Borg-Connors Wimbledon SF from 1981: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fYIy1qbzEc

borg number one
03-25-2011, 05:02 PM
I'll post this video in a couple of spots, because it really should be appreciated. See Laver vs. Ashe in the 1969 SF, with extremely good quality. Hope you enjoy it. It's about 10 minutes packed with shotmaking action.


http://vimeo.com/16356578

Chris Evert Fan
04-08-2011, 10:44 AM
Borg Number One,

That was the first video I've ever seen of Rod Laver or Arthur Ashe playing. Loved it. I didn't realize what a great serve Laver had. All those aces! Great shotmaking, as you said. Ah, the good 'ole days!

GrandIllusion
04-09-2011, 11:48 AM
I know this has probably already been posted, but this Connors rally against Haarhuis from US Open 1991 still gives me chills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AuBGmLw1ZY&feature=related

borg number one
04-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Borg Number One,

That was the first video I've ever seen of Rod Laver or Arthur Ashe playing. Loved it. I didn't realize what a great serve Laver had. All those aces! Great shotmaking, as you said. Ah, the good 'ole days!

That's great Chris Evert Fan. I'm glad you liked it. They're both great players and they were two very important/influential players as tennis moved into second year of the Open Era.

jean pierre
05-09-2011, 06:41 AM
Does anyone know why Vilas doesn't participate this year to Legend's trophy during the French ?

SusanDK
05-23-2011, 01:26 AM
Does anyone know why Vilas doesn't participate this year to Legend's trophy during the French ?

Where did you find the draw; I haven't seen it yet?

SusanDK
05-23-2011, 01:48 AM
Does anybody have a video of the 'Breakfast at Wimbledon' wrap-up highlights that were narrated by Dick Enberg in 1985, or it might have been 1986?

It was set to the theme music from St. Elmo's Fire. I remember part of the narration that showed a close-up of Becker smiling and Enberg said something about "when he smiles, he smiles with his whole face."

I thought it was '85 but may very well have been '86. If anyone has a video of the finals from either one of those years, recorded from NBC, it would have been at the end, just before they went off the air.

I specifically remember that music from St. Elmo's Fire which sounds like this for those who don't know it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01_PrKFCYUM

If someone finds it, it would be great if it could be uploaded to youtube.

jean pierre
05-23-2011, 05:00 AM
Where did you find the draw; I haven't seen it yet?

Website Roland-Garros :

Fabrice Santoro et Todd Woodbridge feront cette année leurs premiers pas dans le "Trophée des Légendes - Perrier". Le Français, qui avait fait ses adieux aux Internationaux de France en 2009, retrouvera ce tournoi avec lequel il a entretenu une relation particulière tout au long de sa carrière puisqu'il y détient deux records de choix : celui du nombre de participations (20) et celui du match le plus long jamais disputé, qu'il partage avec Arnaud Clément (6 h 33 !). Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Richard Krajicek, Albert Costa, Thomas Muster, Cédric Pioline, Andrei Medvedev, Michael Stich, Arnaud Boetsch chez les "plus jeunes", mais aussi Mansour Bahrami, Pat Cash, Guy Forget, Andres Gomez, Henri Leconte, John McEnroe, Ilie Nastase, Mark Woodforde, Michael Pernfors, Emilio Sanchez, Peter McNamara et Mats Wilander se sont engagés. Six équipes - réparties en deux poules de trois - participeront à l'épreuve des 35/45 ans. Six autres à celle des plus de 45 ans.

SusanDK
05-23-2011, 06:56 AM
Merci, Jean Pierre!

muddlehead
06-02-2011, 09:41 AM
belated thanks to all for posting all these awesome vintage vids. ashe laver '69 wimby. wow. imagine. tennis w/o grunts, ridiculous fist pumps, and overworked ball kids sprinting towels to players every point. and, players actually went to/from the court without carry two bags the size of trunks over their shoulders. one of my favorite threads in all of the interweb. thanks again.

Tilden1893
08-17-2011, 10:18 PM
this I have to see

Oh it was funny!

Umpire: (fuming) You go back to the service line

Nastase: (calm) I wasn't ready

Umpire: (Still fuming) GAME SET AND MATCH MCENROE!

Posture Guy
08-24-2011, 02:07 PM
man, great videos, thanks to all who shared links.

I grew up watching Ashe, Laver, Newcombe, Nastase, Rosewall which evolved into Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Edberg, Wilander, Lendl, and then into the next generation.

Honestly? I don't think the game was ever played at a higher level than it was during the heyday of McEnroe, Borg, Connors and the like. I like Nadal and Federer and the Joker, but put them back into that era, or bring those guys forward, and I just don't see them winning multiple majors.

I have trouble getting into televised tennis these days. There's very little artistry to the game, even less imagination, and while the top few guys play at a high level, the rest of the field doesn't impress me in the least. 30 years ago you'd see high quality tennis in a major quarterfinal. Not any more. One thing that drives me nuts about today's players is there is simply no one playing right now who has any clue how to operate at the net. Maybe Federer. But of the top guys, they are all weak at the net, and most are simply clueless.

Things move in cycles. All the people who have only been watching for 5-10 years think net play is an aberration, that it's all about slugging it out from the baseline. I pray this cycle passes and we evolve once again back to a more all court game. More fun to play, and sure as heck more fun to watch.

hoodjem
09-02-2011, 11:19 AM
It seemed appropriate to post this here.
Did you see this? I posted it for you in the other thread. It's the Ashe-Laver semi final of 1969.

http://hotfile.com/dl/102973837/7d60e39/Wimby1969SFbygueil.part1.rar
http://hotfile.com/dl/102973453/08a7651/Wimby1969SFbygueil.part2.rar
http://hotfile.com/dl/102972839/4aa0b1e/Wimby1969SFbygueil.part3.rar

Gaucho Behrend
09-29-2011, 02:43 AM
Voinea-Becker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6KW0FsHzWM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r24jHOMiF0o

Bruguera -Edberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewf3QIXpIc8

Nathaniel_Near
10-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Sampras vs Pioline - 1997 Wimbledon Final.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f6T5PeYzsA

TennisNiche
01-06-2012, 03:13 PM
Agassi - Sampras 1991 World Tour Finals Round Robin match:

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/video-of-the-week-agassi-vs-sampras-1991/

TennisNiche
01-15-2012, 07:04 AM
Henman vs Chela @ Roland Garros 2004, some absolutely sublime clay net play from Timmy

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/video-of-the-week-tim-henman-vs-juan-ignacio-chela-roland-garros-2004-quarter-final/

mxmx
01-17-2012, 04:38 AM
Check complete matches here:

www.elrincondeltenis.com

I have been looking and wondering for quite some time now regarding tennis matches....why are they so hard to come by? Very few seem to be available on dvd....

Does anyone know anything regarding copyright by downloading old classic matches? For personal use of course...

mxmx
01-17-2012, 04:47 AM
man, great videos, thanks to all who shared links.

I grew up watching Ashe, Laver, Newcombe, Nastase, Rosewall which evolved into Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Edberg, Wilander, Lendl, and then into the next generation.

Honestly? I don't think the game was ever played at a higher level than it was during the heyday of McEnroe, Borg, Connors and the like. I like Nadal and Federer and the Joker, but put them back into that era, or bring those guys forward, and I just don't see them winning multiple majors.

I have trouble getting into televised tennis these days. There's very little artistry to the game, even less imagination, and while the top few guys play at a high level, the rest of the field doesn't impress me in the least. 30 years ago you'd see high quality tennis in a major quarterfinal. Not any more. One thing that drives me nuts about today's players is there is simply no one playing right now who has any clue how to operate at the net. Maybe Federer. But of the top guys, they are all weak at the net, and most are simply clueless.

Things move in cycles. All the people who have only been watching for 5-10 years think net play is an aberration, that it's all about slugging it out from the baseline. I pray this cycle passes and we evolve once again back to a more all court game. More fun to play, and sure as heck more fun to watch.

I have to agree...

I laughed myself silly when Roddick almost lost to McEnroe in world team tennis. Roddick, a top 10 player of course...Roddick was playing as if his life was on the line...imagine having lost to the then 50 year old McEnroe?

I think the rivalry and variation of the past was so much better than the ones in recent years.

jean pierre
01-17-2012, 05:19 AM
The great Guillermo training in his club :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zyFCB-jECU

TennisNiche
01-26-2012, 08:09 AM
Great find Jean Pierre, I love discovering YouTube videos with less than 1,000 hits which are actually still really fascinating - hidden gems ;)

Guillermo still has a beautiful one-hander :cool:

Vegito
02-22-2012, 02:38 PM
Vilas-Fillol, Final ATP Buenos Aires 1976; very nice to see, images of the match and Vilas holding the trophy!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o26YUqyJnTE

borg number one
03-01-2012, 09:58 PM
Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors in the 1978 Wimbledon final.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSg1jMuxnTY&feature=related

pbeam
04-17-2012, 07:45 PM
That's certainly the point.

If woodies were introduced again tennis would change drastically. Yes - you can hit very hard with wood. It's true. You can also serve very hard with wood.

BUT.... your accuracy suffers, which is why players hit much 'safer' in the old days and didn't hit the **** out of the ball like they do now.

Yes, more or less true.


I don't think Sampras would be very effective with wood with the kind of state of mind that he developed when growing up with a graphite racket.

Well, he did actually grow up (at least partially) - with wooden racquet, and vas already as 10 year old kid showing vast amount of talent and technical prowess hitting with - wooden racquet.
There are some recordings of this - were present at youtube, and elsewhere, practice session with Robert Lansdorp.

Sampras mentioned more than once that he would even today start kids with wooden racquets to some extent (agewise) and that he would never have developed such sound technique if he hadn't started and honed his game (in terms of his basic technical skills as junior) with wooden racquet.


We know the Wilander story - when he was defeated by Pete at the 89 US Open - how Pete won despite generally low IQ tennis (but plenty of power). Hand him a wooden racket and he'd have to get a brain transplant.

No, not really. On the basis of sheer facts, I disagree on several statements here.

Sampras was not as tactical genius as Wilander is. But he is much underrated by many (notably at tennis talk, and modern tennis followers oblivious of the tennis past) in that (tactical and tennis-brain) context.

He won that match fair and square, playing better tennis in that match, and (for the exception of Wilanders ability to climb on the high ball and attack it with that double-hander) technically (in terms of stroke mechanics) more accomplished player already then than Wilander ever was.

First of all, 1989. was the year that followed Wilanders peak year, 1988. He has lost his father prior to US Open, I believe.

According to his own statements, Wilander:

1. Lost his motivation almost completely - for dogfighting it out with the rest of the guys at the top, after defeating Lendl in that famous 5-setter in 1988. US Open.

2. He acredited, according to his own statements in swedish radio - at least part of his decline to switching from his Rossignol to then current line of the Prince racquets (CTS Lightning Midsize or similar model, which did look like an oversize version (110 sq. in. visually), played with it already at Wimbledon that year and lost a five set match to none other than McEnroe.

He said that he is regretting to this day that he made that switch.

Now, we all (well, most of us who played with both of these - Prince used by Wilander, and Pro Staff 85 used then by Sampras) know which one is more "modern", and has more power potential. Sampras racquet that year was not as heavily leaded as in subsequent years.

3. Wilander himself mentioned Sampras and Agassi being two of the last dinosaurs on the tour playing the old kind of tennis, constructing their points, and taking the initiative and oportunities at the right moments.

Sampras is today much (in the eyes of many pos(t)ers here at this forum) and simply so underrated even as someone playing tactically very mature and smart game, almost in every point. Check his match from AO 1997 against Alberto Costa, and some of the baseline points.

That stick he used was anything else than easy to play with, and not so far in some regards (head size) from wooden racquets.



It's all fair and square. Different eras, different players. Whatever. I accept it.

But, folks, try and be fair to the players of yesteryear. They'd wipe the floor with today's players if wooden rackets were used.

True.


They possessed unparalleled touch compared to today's pros because they had to learn a different, more subtle game.

Well, generally yes, but when you compare players from different generations on case to case basis - difficult to talk in such absolute terms.

Wilanders game was not overpowering, yet, he wins the RG in 1982. against who in the final?
And was it due to his better touch than his then opponent in the final - or more power?
Or, if we claim otherwise - how come that the other guy, a player from than older generation did not win - utilizing his "superior touch" ?

Rossignol Wilander played with, or Vilas's Puma Vilas - later to be used by Becker - were not miles from each other - puma being somewhat more playable in my eyes than Rosignol...

Of course, if we speak about today's player's, and player's from the 70's, the differences are obvious, but in general I agree: different eras.

You couldn't play today's tennis with yesterdays equipment, nor would you need (or be need to be as inclined) to play as subtle in the vice versa situation.


It sure didn't look like something from a video game with lightning fast rallies, but it was impressive all the same.

It was art. But not everyone can recognize art. Everyone can recognize Paul Haggis. Broad and obvious. That's right - modern tennis is Paul Haggis on a golden toilet.

No, check that - modern tennis is Commando or that '300' movie .. old-age tennis is Total Recall with its subtle satire and Fascist undertones.

(I'm drunk)

I can see the point here, but metaphysics of this last part of the post are not all that easy to put in the whole context for everyone...

jean pierre
04-20-2012, 06:32 AM
Vilas / Cash 2012 !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-it083kFBrw

kiki
05-28-2012, 12:07 AM
man, great videos, thanks to all who shared links.

I grew up watching Ashe, Laver, Newcombe, Nastase, Rosewall which evolved into Connors, McEnroe, Borg, Edberg, Wilander, Lendl, and then into the next generation.

Honestly? I don't think the game was ever played at a higher level than it was during the heyday of McEnroe, Borg, Connors and the like. I like Nadal and Federer and the Joker, but put them back into that era, or bring those guys forward, and I just don't see them winning multiple majors.

I have trouble getting into televised tennis these days. There's very little artistry to the game, even less imagination, and while the top few guys play at a high level, the rest of the field doesn't impress me in the least. 30 years ago you'd see high quality tennis in a major quarterfinal. Not any more. One thing that drives me nuts about today's players is there is simply no one playing right now who has any clue how to operate at the net. Maybe Federer. But of the top guys, they are all weak at the net, and most are simply clueless.

Things move in cycles. All the people who have only been watching for 5-10 years think net play is an aberration, that it's all about slugging it out from the baseline. I pray this cycle passes and we evolve once again back to a more all court game. More fun to play, and sure as heck more fun to watch.

One of the best posts ever.

morten
05-29-2012, 03:42 AM
+1........

Vegito
06-13-2012, 04:23 PM
Vilas training with Ion Tiriac at Roland Garros 1977:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltg2q2rOU7E

faranell
08-08-2012, 11:00 AM
anybody knows where i could find marcelo rios' full matches please? (if there are around the web at all)

Moose Malloy
08-12-2012, 06:41 PM
here is Rios-Agassi Miami '98

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2c0D1HRN-Y

Pete M.
09-02-2012, 06:44 AM
I don't know if someone posted it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_RqYHs-1vY

Goosehead
01-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors in the 1978 Wimbledon final.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSg1jMuxnTY&feature=related

bill mckay... look around, we are in the tabernacle of tennis :)

...around 1hr 5mins you see a 21 stroke rally...on fast grass.

borg number one
01-19-2013, 09:20 PM
Goosehead, I heard Bud Collins mention the "tabernacle of tennis" in that 1978 Wimbledon final video. I do agree that players like Gonzalez, Rosewall, Laver, Borg, Lendl, Connors, McEnroe, and even Agassi and Sampras, would be helped in many ways by the new racquets, strings, shoes, etc. Then, you have the different court dynamics with slower hard courts, grass courts at the AELTC which now tend to tilt the odds in favor of aggressive baseliners, fewer big indoor events, and fewer big "unofficial" matches played in addition to the official events. Connors and Borg had very heavy total match schedules and they spread tennis throughout the world. You have different tennis balls, grips and advanced shoes, easier travel conditions and the list goes on. How would each benefit and have to adapt? They were all so skilled talented and many underestimate their fitness level. It is more about the legs these days though, but what about the hands and skill? Yet, with the conditions the past players played under, in many ways, players like Connors, Rosewall, Borg, Laver, and Gonzalez had it tougher than the players of today. No player faced the media frenzy, without all the cushion players have today, like Bjorn Borg did. I'll say it again, you would not want to face prime Rod Laver or Bjorn Borg aided by modern conditions, especially if they had 1 year to get used to the conditions. They would be so tough and dangerous. If you've only seen the modern game and think they would be easy wins, I would say that respectfully you are wrong. If you played back then, you understand how great those players actually were. What great temperament too with players like Rosewall, Laver, and Borg (after his junior days). With them you saw no excessive celebration, hardly ever any real complaints about calls/crowds/opponents/conditions/tournaments. Also there was no negative demeanor and a lot of modesty and deference to the opponent. They exuded quiet grace combined with steely resolve. Such tough customers as well. Let's put it this way, there is a lot of "marketing" of the current players and game. I do enjoy the top players today, but I'm looking forward to having Nadal back in the mix. I've been watching pro tennis closely since about 1977 so I have had the opportunity to watch many of the Open Era greats.

Ivan Lendl vs. John McEnroe in the 1982 U.S. Open semifinal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=f-EYkuNBtgs (See 11:47 with McEnroe and the cameraman! Then Lendl with some great answers post match.)





http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/USTA_Import/images/sitecore_usta/USTA/Getty/Galleries/Custom/2008/10/2008%20Dunlop%20Orange%20Bowl%20Past%20Champions/GalleryMainDimensionId/Lendl.jpg (Lendl at the Orange Bowl with a Dunlop)

http://i52.tinypic.com/2e5pfsj.jpg(Sampras with a wood frame!)

http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp201/savanna215/rafa/1240313914_g_0-1.jpg

hoodjem
01-20-2013, 09:04 AM
Ivan Lendl vs. John McEnroe in the 1982 U.S. Open semifinal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=f-EYkuNBtgs (See 11:47 with McEnroe and the cameraman! Then Lendl with some great answers post match.)
Pretty skinny, youthful looking Lendl, not the honed gladiator of the later 80s.

jean pierre
01-20-2013, 10:12 PM
La Gran Willy !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DanF9n7s9Tc

borg number one
01-21-2013, 12:13 PM
Pretty skinny, youthful looking Lendl, not the honed gladiator of the later 80s.

He was still only 22 then and he definitely got more muscular and fit during the next few years of his career as he really focused on fitness. Yet, you see that with most all tennis players and the population in general. Men tend to keep growing and getting stronger until they are about 25. So, players like Rosewall, Laver, Borg, Connors, Lendl, McEnroe and the list goes on, they tended to be both fitter and stronger at 25 versus 20.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNiIn7ZVSqY (Bjorn Borg vs. Guillermo Vilas in the 1978 French Open Final. Bjorn Borg lost but 32 games the whole tournament, and won the final 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.)

Vegito
02-27-2013, 09:51 PM
This is a spectacular documentary about Guillermo Vilas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaCZHSUg2A4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uOKMGwWhVw

borg number one
02-27-2013, 10:09 PM
Great video Vegito. Vilas was a great player. I had the chance to watch him play live on a few occasions here in Houston during the 1980's. He was a very unique player with some great strokes and great fitness. One of my best friends is a huge Vilas fan. At one of the tournaments in the early 80's, my friend spoke to Vilas at River Oaks after watching a practice on red clay. Vilas proceeded to go to his bag and give my friend his Ellesse shirt. That was very nice of him.

hoodjem
03-01-2013, 07:05 AM
The entire match.

US Open Final 1969:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87vijPUfB_I&list=FLm9pP5lBRPCJvMDQx6HgMSg

jean pierre
03-01-2013, 07:28 AM
This is a spectacular documentary about Guillermo Vilas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaCZHSUg2A4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uOKMGwWhVw

Great ! Vilas is the best.

hoodjem
03-20-2013, 06:18 AM
Pretty good quality video of two GOATs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiSakiF4jzk

hoodjem
03-20-2013, 06:22 AM
Interesting interview with Borg; watch his eyes--
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=aC4UbkYp5pc

Flash O'Groove
03-20-2013, 06:57 AM
Pretty good quality video of two GOATs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiSakiF4jzk

Very interesting thanks you.

hoodjem
03-20-2013, 07:40 AM
Very interesting thanks you.Unfortunately they did not overlap in their primes. One was too young, and the other too old.

But still, a fascinating contrast of styles and play.

morten
03-20-2013, 07:52 AM
Unfortunately they did not overlap in their primes. One was too young, and the other too old.

But still, a fascinating contrast of styles and play.

true hoodjem, but yes this is how tennis is supposed to be played, in my opinion anyway...

hoodjem
03-20-2013, 07:56 AM
true hoodjem, but yes this is how tennis is supposed to be played, in my opinion anyway...I'm with you: such beauty, speed, placement, and best of all--such thought and strategy.

Plenty of power, but that is not the be all and end all.

jean pierre
03-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Maybe the greatest match of Vilas :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iciAqvUiRaM

borg number one
03-20-2013, 09:46 AM
I agree morten and hoodjem, that's a great contrast in styles and play, along with plenty of speed and power. They were inarguably two of the greatest ever, both with such skill exhibited in their shotmaking, but also with great athleticism. As a Bjorn Borg fan, there's no other player I admire more than Rod Laver. That's great wood and gut string tennis played by two of the greatest ever, but of course, you had a very young Bjorn Borg (eighteen) and a older Rod Laver (thirty-six). Imagine them playing at the peak of their powers on all surfaces! We also got to see that great WCT match in 1975. With the newest technology, including gut/poly strings and graphite/comp frames and the latest shoes, across all surfaces, including a style of play Borg would thrive with....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf0ZyoUn7Vk

(forget about it!)

See Borg vs. Laver here at 10:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80bBJmnjefk
(1975 WCT Finals played at the old Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas)

hoodjem
03-20-2013, 11:16 AM
See Borg vs. Laver here at 10:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80bBJmnjefk
(1975 WCT Finals played at the old Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas)Check out the angle on Laver's backhand at 13:33. How?

And check out Laver's speed on the point that starts at 14:14. Don't tell me he was not fast. Even Borg seems dumbfounded.

hoodjem
03-20-2013, 12:00 PM
Here's some more contemporary, but also great speed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7njuHOSG2U

(At 4:05 a 106 mph forehand.!?)

borg number one
03-20-2013, 02:42 PM
Check out the angle on Laver's backhand at 13:33. How?

And check out Laver's speed on the point that starts at 14:14. Don't tell me he was not fast. Even Borg seems dumbfounded.

That's Lew Hoad watching on at 14:40.

hoodjem
03-20-2013, 04:56 PM
That's Lew Hoad watching on at 14:40.
I saw that, and thought "Is that Lew Hoad? It sure looks like him."

Watching his protege.

borg number one
03-21-2013, 07:56 AM
I saw that, and thought "Is that Lew Hoad? It sure looks like him."

Watching his protege.

Yes, you know the atmosphere had to be electric with a big crowd, indoors, with big names like Hoad all watching the great Rod Laver versus a player that was possibly the best 18 year old tennis had ever seen, Bjorn Borg. Even beating Laver at 36 was no mean feat for a player as young as 18. That was a big win for Borg as he was coming up the ranks. I agree that seeing them play each other more often would have been great. They played 7 times in "official" matches per the ATP, with a 5-2 edge for the young Borg versus an older Laver, who was still quite great.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=B058&oId=L058

hoodjem
03-22-2013, 06:15 AM
Lots of respect on the court out there.

kiki
03-23-2013, 03:12 PM
I have been fortunate to have gone through Laver live, but if I was a new era fan and watched his matches against Connors at Las Vegas and against Borg at Dallas, it would be such a huge contrats to current styles, I´d probably be left with no words...

1477aces
05-20-2013, 08:48 PM
Ilie Nastase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSqQXvDIwno

From Wikipedia:

In his recent book, Năstase claimed that he slept with around 2,500 women. After hearing this, his wife said that she was happy to have conquered such a man.

Among referees and other players, his reputation for gamesmanship resulted in the nickname "Nasty" after several incidents where his temperament got the better of him. For one year, other players scorned him in locker rooms and did not speak to him.

==> Can anyone shed some light on his nasty cheating ways?

Did he have a lot of STD's then?

1477aces
05-20-2013, 08:55 PM
Can anyone find some of these matches?
1980 Wimbledon final
1977 wimbledon final
1980 us open final
1981 French open final
1988 Wimbledon fourth round Lendl
2003 us open semi final roddick vs. nalbandian
1982 Wimbledon final
1980 Wimbledon final
1984 French open final
1999 French open final
2000 Australian open semifinal Sampras vs. Agassi
1992 Wimbledon final
2005 Australian open semi finals (both of them)
Thanks

W.P. Mayhew
06-04-2013, 06:32 AM
Can anyone find some of these matches?
1980 Wimbledon final
1977 wimbledon final
1980 us open final
1981 French open final
1988 Wimbledon fourth round Lendl
2003 us open semi final roddick vs. nalbandian
1982 Wimbledon final
1980 Wimbledon final
1984 French open final
1999 French open final
2000 Australian open semifinal Sampras vs. Agassi
1992 Wimbledon final
2005 Australian open semi finals (both of them)
Thanks

The Australian Open matches are available at the AO Vault (http://vault.australianopentv.com/).

Goosehead
06-09-2013, 08:42 PM
^^a lot of those matches are on youtube :confused: mac vs lendl French 84 was all in bits but recently its up in just one or two parts..

most of those wimby matches are up too, decent enough quality.

BTURNER
06-10-2013, 11:33 AM
The Australian Open matches are available at the AO Vault (http://vault.australianopentv.com/).

That vault is crap. the Open tournament was a grass court event for twenty televised years.

jean pierre
06-10-2013, 12:23 PM
That vault is crap. the Open tournament was a grass court event for twenty televised years.

Yes. You can find matches of AO in the seventies (for exemple Vilas's matches) on others tennis websites, or even on ****.

Nathaniel_Near
06-18-2013, 10:27 AM
Connors career highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXBTHkNcprA

borg number one
07-30-2013, 08:45 PM
Bjorn Borg d. John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4 in the 1980 Stockholm Open Final. Thanks to Moose Malloy for posting this in another thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrVlJ-oDrEA

morten
07-31-2013, 11:30 AM
Bjorn Borg d. John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4 in the 1980 Stockholm Open Final. Thanks to Moose Malloy for posting this in another thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrVlJ-oDrEA

Great, thanks

Rozroz
07-31-2013, 01:20 PM
Connors career highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXBTHkNcprA

video is unavailable :(

tennisplayer1993
08-11-2013, 11:06 PM
1992 Wimby F is definitely on youtube. Watched it earlier this year. Great match. Great server vs. great returner.

borg number one
09-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Bjorn Borg d. Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in the 1979 Wimbledon semifina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhsNNplZ0Uo

See highlights from both 1979 Wimbledon Semifinals: :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qWFKE7enTE (The Borg/Connors SF and also Tanner d. Dupre 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.)

Vegito
09-05-2013, 05:26 PM
ATP 1977 French Open Final Vilas vs Gottfried, don´t know why the video says "301+ views ":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlz4uQCK4-0

hoodjem
09-21-2013, 10:43 AM
This is a very nice and interesting video to watch. Vilas training at Roland Garros 1977 with his coach, Ion Tiriac:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltg2q2rOU7E&feature=plcp

I asked to the author of this video if those images really belong to that year, and he confirmed it to me.

I recommend you guys watch it! Also I would like that this video gets to have millions of visits and a lot of comments, the same in this thread. Please watch and comment.Is this the same video?

WCT
09-22-2013, 01:35 PM
Another gem showed up, and look at the picture quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnJH4Q1eDM

Moose Malloy
09-23-2013, 04:25 PM
thanks WCT! please continue to post about rare matches you find(Stockholm etc)

SusanDK
09-24-2013, 03:02 AM
Another gem showed up, and look at the picture quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnJH4Q1eDM

Wow, amazing find! I love Båstad. Beautiful town and center court. Actually was there a couple months ago, not for tennis, but just to enjoy a day out and a nice walk when the sun was shining.

Vegito
09-30-2013, 09:10 PM
Great interview with Guillermo Vilas in a car!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10abo6XToA8

Goosehead
10-08-2013, 07:58 AM
The Australian Open matches are available at the AO Vault (http://vault.australianopentv.com/).

lolz amazing quality obviously dititally remastered was looking at the 1981 womens final..and the announcer said anyone nearby who wants to watch live should come down as 200 seats are still available..

its only evert-navratilova :) imagine watching on tv then going down to kooyong and going straight in to watch 2 all time greats in a major final.

borg number one
12-06-2013, 06:54 AM
Bjorn Borg d. Victor Pecci 6-3,6-1,6-7(6),6-4 (1979 French Open Final)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH1OCoZbqu4 (full match)

DMP
12-06-2013, 08:01 AM
Lendl v McEnroe Hamlet Cup 1991 Semi-Final.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2F5I8AfXFE

Very good/excellent quality.

(And the posters on the ludicrous thread about greatest passing shots on the GPPD Forum should look at this to see what proper passing shots look like!).

hoodjem
12-20-2013, 03:52 PM
Patrick Rafter video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbNLjN6e08


And some other guy with "nice-looking strokes."

borg number one
12-30-2013, 07:45 PM
Patrick Rafter video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbNLjN6e08


And some other guy with "nice-looking strokes."

Nice find hoodjem!

borg number one
12-30-2013, 07:52 PM
Here is the full January 1980 semifinal match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe at the year end Masters YEC played at NY's MSG. I think this match used to be on YT only in parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPRyAqNgYY0

Borg d. McEnroe 6-7, 6-3, 7-6

BTURNER
12-30-2013, 09:47 PM
Patrick Rafter video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbNLjN6e08


And some other guy with "nice-looking strokes."

Not surprised he did not get far. An Edberg wanna-be but little too cocksure and flakey to me and that one hander looks so oldschool.