Check out these old greats on vid

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  1. hoodjem

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    You're so right: tres old-school. That guy will never get anywhere with that 1HBH in the modern game.

    Tennis has simply advanced too far: much more athletic, more power, more speed.

    That's another myth those old-timers have--that a one-handed backhand can have any success in the 2000s. They live in dreamland.

    What a joke!
     
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    Well-said.

    I totally agree.
     
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    Bjorn Borg also beat Vitas at the 79 FO semis; more or less same match, same result, same story
     
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    A great player. And a great human being.
     
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    Good place to put these older greats.
     
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    Amazing clip and venue... I wish tennis stayed that way. Those days had touch and variety(not that this match is the best proof of that)
     
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    "Whatever you do, don't hit to Rosewall's backhand."
    ...............................................--Pancho Gonzales
     
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    British Pathé made its archives (or part of) available on the YouTubes. Loads of clips and newsreels from a wide variety of years and tournaments. If the link doesn't work, just search for "british pathe tennis" or, you know, learn internet !

    Also, "hoodhem, that IMG link is busted."
    .....................................--W.P. Mayhew
     
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    To my trained but undisciplined eyes the videos on youtube must be from a remaster/re-encoding of the footage; it's easier to find the clips on the pathe website, but the quality is better on the tubes. Just find these videos from your wonderful last post on the tubes and compare. I mean, if you want, if the dishes are done and the trash is in the bin and so on.
     
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    That's what I thought, but the narrator seems to be confused and calls it a forehand.?
     
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    This is not much video, but here are gifs of the Tilden and Gonzalez serves.

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    Rosewall and Newcombe practising (in French). Great slo-mo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aUnSCp64S0&NR=1&feature=endscreen

    Rosewall extracts (in Italian) including new shots of the 1972 Dalla WCT. The low shots give a good feel for the quality of play. And he looks really young in some extracts!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjxn2ycu-gU

    Really interesting film about Gonzales. Shows him playing and beating Newcombe, Rosewall and Ashe at the Howard Hughes Open of 1969. Interestingly Gonzales is using a metal racket, while the others are still playing with wood. Well worth a watch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wo9v33t6xI
     
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    Gonzales is using a Spalding metal racquet and Ashe is using his Head Competition (or maybe a prototype) in the final of the 1969 Howard Hughes Invitational Tennis Classic.
     
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    What is so impressive is his great movement at age 41. He was such a smooth mover. I liked his comment that his touch had to be on to play Rosewall.
     
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    He also steps in fast; the classical habit of a true S&V player.Sedgman,Roche,Newcombe did the same
     
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    That is 3 potato chips and some crumbs at the bottom of the bag. It's as enticing as it is cruel. I knew it though, and devoured them anyway.

    I take some comfort in knowing that you did not get any more before passing the bag, than I did!
     
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    That Ivan sure is a gifted dancer and actor. The Fred Astaire of the group. Wonder why more folks did not use him in this capacity.
     
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    Graf/Hingis exhibition in 2012.
    Obviously not uber intense, but wonderful striking of the ball by both players

    Martina Hingis vs Steffi Graf 2012 Taiwan Exhibit…: http://youtu.be/fPdgQ2xTArc
     
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    Tennis "Greats" (1900-1952)

    A great piece of video that I can't recommend highly enough. It puts faces to names, and shows some interesting styles, including the oldest two-handed backhand I have seen so clearly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8eEfjxDeHM
     
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    Fascinating - thoroughly enjoyed watching. Never seen footage of people like Dorothy Round.
    Why was Falkenburg 'controversial'?
     
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    I think his behaviour on court antagonised the crowd at Wimbledon. He lay down between games and appeared to throw sets. Kramer said it was because he had asthma and had to pace himself.
     
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    who is that hot babe Cassie Moran??
     
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    Thanks. I'll look further in to his career.
     
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    We should all wear a beret when we play, as does Borotra.
    Mais oui, certainement!
     
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    "Robert "Bob" Falkenburg (born January 29, 1926) is a former American amateur tennis player and entrepreneur. He is best known for winning the Men's Singles at the 1948 Wimbledon Championships and for introducing soft ice cream and American fast food to Brazil in 1952. He is the founder of the Brazilian fast food chain “Bob's.”[2]

    Who knew?!
     
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    thanks for the links Keith!
     
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    Great video. Vilas/Tanner 77, Vilas/Pfister and Vilas/Marks 78, Vilas/Amaya 79
     
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    Rosewall/Hoad defeating Kramer/Segura in Royal Hall in Stockholm, Oct. 10, 1957: http://www.filmothek.bundesarchiv.de/video/586301

    (It's at 9:08. The "key frame" showing the women spectators goes directly to it.)

    It's one of rare videos showing Segura's forehand -- in this case a swinging two-handed forehand volley.
     
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