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Bjorn99
04-28-2008, 03:29 PM
http://youtube.com/results?search_query=ashe+laver&search_type=http://youtube.com/results?search_query=ashe+laver&search_type=This is Federer versus Nadal. But BETTER. A black man versus a white cool man from Australia. If you thought the Federer versus Sampras match was something, watch this. I found this by accident. Watch the volleys and the original FEDERER, SAMPRAS, VILAS, LENDL one handed backhand from Ashe. PHENOMENAL, and you're welcome in advance.

Bjorn99
04-28-2008, 03:38 PM
Rod Laver is Bob Marley. Absolutely timeless. This guy drops in to todays tennis environment, give him a graphite composite and a couple of weeks of practise and move over everyone save the big three. This guy squeezed a ball six hours a day in his pocket DURING school. BORN TO BE folks. Can't interfere with those types.

OrangeOne
04-28-2008, 03:39 PM
A black man versus a white cool man from Australia.

Colour and nationality is relevant...how?

Bjorn99
04-28-2008, 03:46 PM
Aaaaah, OrangeReptialian, welcome to an otherwise positive event.

Bjorn99
04-28-2008, 03:47 PM
My family is Australian white and Black so before you try to divide and conquer as you love to do...........

Bjorn99
04-28-2008, 03:49 PM
Kan, we KNOT, just enjoy the genius of yesteryear and see how it RELATES to TWO day? Ashe was a genius, and Laver was well, just NADAL, all the way. NADAL, NADAL, Federer.... olay.

stormholloway
04-28-2008, 03:59 PM
The best match of all time? It was a four set match ending in a bagel.

OrangeOne
04-28-2008, 04:01 PM
and you're welcome in advance.

Rod Laver is Bob Marley. Absolutely timeless. This guy drops in to todays tennis environment, give him a graphite composite and a couple of weeks of practise and move over everyone save the big three.

OrangeReptialian

My family is Australian white and Black so before you try to divide and conquer as you love to do...........

Kan, we KNOT, just enjoy the genius of yesteryear and see how it RELATES to TWO day?

I don't know what a Reptialian is, I do know that you should lay off the substances before posting, especially posting 5 of the first 6 posts in your own thread....

Bjorn99
04-28-2008, 05:23 PM
should lay of the substances ? Reptilian? Or something resembling English? What are you tryin to say?

OrangeOne
04-28-2008, 05:28 PM
should lay of the substances ? Reptilian? Or something resembling English? What are you tryin to say?

I forgot an 'f'. I've fixed it now.

Banger
04-29-2008, 06:52 AM
Was that a practice match?

spiritdragon
04-29-2008, 09:33 AM
Rod Laver is Bob Marley. Absolutely timeless. This guy drops in to todays tennis environment, give him a graphite composite and a couple of weeks of practise and move over everyone save the big three. This guy squeezed a ball six hours a day in his pocket DURING school. BORN TO BE folks. Can't interfere with those types.

lol, that must have looked weird.

hoodjem
04-29-2008, 10:20 AM
We've been loving this video for a couple of months now:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=172175&highlight=Laver+Ashe

Thanks again to Krosero for putting this on YouTube.

Moose Malloy
04-29-2008, 10:42 AM
The best match of all time? It was a four set match ending in a bagel.

Well the 1st 3 sets were called some of the best tennis ever by most observers at the time.

It was really a great comeback from Laver, Ashe was in the zone, hitting winners from everywhere in the 1st set. I've never seen so many clean winners hit from the baseline in a wood racquet match before (Borg-Mac included), the pace of shot was pretty impressive.

I'm sure there are some other great matches that ended in a bagel(the '77 USO F for one)