Classic Tennis

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by leonidas1982, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. leonidas1982

    leonidas1982 Hall of Fame

    Nov 10, 2007
    Classic Tennis on the Tennis Channel. Reliving the memories of Sampras v Courier in the 1995 Australian Open
  2. Legend of Borg

    Legend of Borg Legend

    Sep 13, 2007
    I watched that match. All I can say is, its different today. Just doesen't feel the same. I loved tennis from the 80's and 90's. Everything changed with the coming of 21 century.
  3. mdjenders

    mdjenders Professional

    Sep 25, 2006
    I caught the tail end of the third set, specifically Courier's choke serving up a break at 4-3. Sampras was reeling, and all Courier had to do was keep the ball in the court to Pete's backhand. He made a ton of errors this game and the rest is history.
  4. leonidas1982

    leonidas1982 Hall of Fame

    Nov 10, 2007
    Agree. I do like some of today's players, but it seems the majority of the pros just play to bang the ball around without thought or strategy.

    I too bang the ball around, but I'm working on breaking that habit.
  5. swimntennis

    swimntennis Guest

    I watched the end of the first set (from about 5-5 on) last night. I'm looking forward to the Seles vs. Graf '92 and Federer vs. Safin '05 matches this Sunday night.
  6. TonyB

    TonyB Hall of Fame

    Sep 6, 2006
    I've seen that match a few times on the Tennis Channel.

    The only thing I don't like about it is that it is fairly boring, quite frankly. All you see is Courier hit to Pete's backhand time and time again, until something happens.

    In the first two sets, Pete came in to the net only like 15 times.

    Like I said, it was a LONG match, but not the most exciting one I've ever seen. Certainly a classic, though.

    I actually prefer the speed and strategy of today's tennis. I know that many people prefer the good old days, but I think the angles and spin that the top rated players are able to achieve nowadays is much more interesting to watch.

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