Check out these old greats on vid

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  1. Borgforever

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    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... :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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...
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Yeah I read Mac's autobiography. He and others were in Awe of Geralitus
     
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    Ouwwww! Good god! Borg looks soopa bad.
     
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    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...-france-de-tennis-borg-oppose-a-vilas.fr.html
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Posted here for safe-keeping:

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    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/
     
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    thank you for all these links.
     
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    thank you for sharing this with everyone here. :)
     
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    I strongly recommend Rick. Nice guy, will sell you high quality stuff with timely shipping.
     
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    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?
     
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    Great Point Mr Borg...
     
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    ohh yeah¡¡ we never will see such a crow of chmps like in the 70´s
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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...
     
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    Hans Pohman?... was at that match and the Mac match.
     
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    Some Brad Gilbert matches here.

    10 I believe.
     
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    Wow... Love It....
     
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    love those strange courts...
     
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    ground level shots in rosewall-roche wimby vid another reminder of how miniscule the grass court bounce was back in the day.
     

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