Coolest pictures of pros

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  1. ivan_the_terrible

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    It's amazing to see the difference in physique between past and present players.
     
  2. borg number one

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    It depends Ivan..there are plenty of slim players out there still..look at Simon, Isner, or even Federer who aren't anymore "muscular" than many players of the past, especially really fit players from the past such as Laver, Borg, or Lendl. See Borg in these pics here for example. The guy tested off the charts in leg strength in Sweden. Borg liked to keep very slim in general though because he wanted to be extremely mobile, but he actually became very strong in the upper body as well by the time he was 24-25. In general though, there is now more emphasis on players using weights to strengthen the torso, arms, legs, etc..but there are diminishing returns there. You certainly don't want to be too bulky and muscular as a tennis player. It's certainly more about the legs now, but guys like Vilas, Lendl, and Borg were very strong in the legs even back then. It's just that now most all players play the way they did. They led the way towards the current brand of tennis.

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    that is the closest to invincibility anybody could ever got to in any sport.......his 2008 level was infinitely incredible........

    montecarlo - medium fast clay

    barcelona - fast clay

    hamburg - slow clay

    roland garros - fast clay

    queens - fast grass

    wimbledon - medium fast grass

    toronto - slow hardcourt

    olympics - fast hardcourt

    anywhere, any surface, any opposition.......rampage at its very best.......
     
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    Then, 2011 came and everyone forgot about 2008 ;)
     
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    Did Rafa really mishandle that trophy? Ha ha ha. Really glad that he and Fed cut their hair as they got older.
     
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    The 2011 of djokovic is way better...


    Australian open 2011 , lost only a set in the hole tournament

    Dubai 2011

    Indian Wells 2011

    Miami 2011

    Belgrade 2011

    Madrid 2011

    Rome 2011

    Wimbledon 2011

    Montreal 2011

    US Open 2011
     
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    The best was Rafa in 2010: RG, W, USO. Can't beat that.
     
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    umm Novak got 3 slams in 2011 too??
     
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    Wow, what a nice place to work out.
     
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    Tetiana Luzhanska
     
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    Workout :confused: ...workout Nalbandian style :)
     
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    Hahaha, Nalbo is just sitting on his bike. Nice........:twisted:
     
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    don't know if this has been posted before...

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    Baghdatis:
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    Roger Federer and Rolando Schiavi:

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    Aleksandra Krunic does the strangle thing with her backhand
     
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    Misaki Doi gets some serious air on her serve.
     
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    gonzo! what a great pic
     
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    Then there's myself with Novak

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    He's actually a really nice guy. He came back to find me after some chick sneaked in a stole him away from me when I had asked for a picture. Very patient and serving to all his fans.

    This was at the LA Tennis Challenge
     
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    [TThatermode]Djokovic came back to find you because he is a fake attention wh0** who will do anything to be liked. [/TThatermode]

    Jk. That is awesome, man. Novak probably found you again by using your epic beard as a reference point. :)
     
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    The beard definitely helps people find me. Mardy Fish on the other hand wanted nothing to do with people. I noticed that he would hover his hand when taking pictures with people (germophobe?).

    Wilander was also extremely nice! [​IMG]
     
  38. CMM

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    No negativity? Shocking.
     
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    I was laughing at him for taking such a goofy picture, so don't be so shocked. Lol.
     
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    not match related ;)

    some great photos in this thread.
     
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    Where was that pic taken??? I went on a tour of MSG & didn't see a giant team logo!!!!! Great picture of you and Novak, cluckcluck-I love your beard! (I'm a woman, BTW :))
     
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    I'm not a woman, but I still love his beard. Well, it's really more jealous envy, but still...
     
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    Thanks for the beard love guys and gals. :)

    You should have seen it two weeks ago...grizzly adams or alqueda.
     
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    Nadal at MSG

    Thank you Goosehead! I appreciate that. Glad you liked those.

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    nadal doing a pete sampras impersonation!

    he was pretty good at the net. playing all of those doubles matches is paying off.
     
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