Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by MurrayisBEAST, Aug 4, 2010.
Posted this one in another thread; had to do it again (apologies for those who might be offended).
It can also go into the funny picture thread (is there one?), but I think it is 'cool' to be on this one.
Oh my GOODNESS! Sometimes I wonder what's going on around here.
Ugh! Just ugh!
What is this stuff?!
Connors in 5 as always
It's a parody of another famous tennis pic with a girl doing what Cash is doing.
ok this thread was good until.....
Glad you liked it. Actually, they were pretty close friends even when they were big rivals about 30 years ago. They'd go out together in New York for example (Studio 54 along with Vitas G. at times, etc.). McEnroe as the "new guy" at the top, wasn't accepted easily by his peers. He referred to it as "dog eat dog". Well, Borg was the first one to take McEnroe "under his wing'. McEnroe refers to that and said that "to have the best player in the world behind me, to have Bjorn Borg behind me..to hell with everyone else"! So, Borg "let him into this small club" he says. I think McEnroe learned a lot by facing off against Borg, Connors, and Lendl among others. I think they've become very close friends through all these years. There is certainly a strong kinship/bond there. Hear McEnroe talk about that in this video clip below.
^ I want that Federer back lol.
CMM, thanks for posting. Federerbestclass should be in any moment now.
If this guy was not as injured and had a better tennis head on his shoulders, he would be dominating the sport right now with that game, body and power.
^^^ I wouldnt say he is the perfect player and his only problem is mental and injuries. Tsonga is a pretty awful returner and his backhand needs work.
Nadal used to spin his serves in and his backhand was also a relatively not as good. His physicality helped him win, and with winning things smooth out.
Tsonga's easy power, serve and all-court play (compared to say Berdych, Soder and DelPo) would have put him above his contemporaries.
Of course, against Fed and Nad, it would still be a tall order, but I just wish we could see the Tsonga that beat Nadal (AO semis) all the time.
True, but remember that Nadal didnt dominate the tour until he smoothed out the edges of his game. It wasnt until 2008 that Nadal really took off and dominated the tour. Tsonga has yet to show that type of clearcut improvement. Also, another reason that Nadal won a lot more matches was that his game was built so solidly around consistency and defense. Tsonga on the other hand is an offensive player, who on a bad day, is nothing more than an error machine.
Thanks. Everyone says top players now are friendlier than they were in the past. Nice to hear it isn't quite true.
LOL, AO 2008 was like a perfect storm for jo, I doubt it will ever happen again unless he gets real good real fast. Yes, jo has had his fair share of injuries but most of all, the thing holding him back is the mental aspect(he shows his frenchiness here j/k) and that god awful backhand.
I mean seriously, when Nadal(the biggest win of jo's career) was getting bullied around in 09' on HC by Robredo,Blake,Almagro the only top10 guy who was losing to Rafa was tsonga. He hasn't been able to touch the top guys since 2008, except that defeat over a ill djoker in AO and that miracle win in Canada versus Roger.
Dude can play and make it look efortless but so far he is a scaled up gulbis to me, as in he has a similar game but has actually achieved something(unlike gulbis). He has a freeflowing game but consistency in not his strong suit and in tennis CONSISTENCY WINS.
is that jim morrison in the center???
Patty, that picture above has McEnroe playing with the lead singer of Aerosmith Steven Tyler and Vitas Gerulaitis on the right. J. Morrison of the Doors passed away in 1971, yet that picture look like its from the early 1980's.
McEnroe is like a young-Murray on those pics or Murray is like McEnroe ??
Wow! I made this thread a while ago and now I look at it again and it as more than one thousand replies!
My slam dunk is better than Sampras, no?
Some photos from the Rally for Relief:
Great thread MurrayisBEAST!
omg those pictures are just2nice
Will R. Nadal join the record books along with Don Budge, Fred Perry, and Rod Laver?
Gonzalez, Rosewall, Borg, Sampras, and Federer.
Every Borg picture here just keeps confirming the fact that he's the coolest tennis player ever.
Rafa looks like a kid at the AO2009 still, weird.
Was thinking the exact same thing
Not surprisingly, I agree. There are a lot of "cool" tennis players, but the "Iceman" is in another league as far as that goes. He's got those famous post Wimbledon reactions for example. He was unique. I find that Nadal has a lot of similarities with him, but so does Federer in some ways.
Credit to the photographer, just iconic.
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