Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by gzhpcu, Sep 26, 2009.
Here is the classic encounter....
Nice find. Lucky Schroeder had beaten Gonzalez several times before. The price of the US champs was a professional contract. Originally Schroeder should have gotten the pro ticket against Kramer. Maybe it would have been better for Gonzalez, if he had lost the match and stayed amateur a bit longer. As it developed, he was an easy prey for the more experienced Kramer.
Thanks for the link
In some strange way I wish Pancho should've lost this great match so he could've gotten some more shots at the Wimby-title.
However in the 1980 TENNIS MAGAZINE-article with many observers and experts in advanced age assembling the 21 greatest matches this 1949 USO F-classic ended up on 11th place in their list of the greatest showdowns in tennis history -- both men and women matches included.
As great as this match truly was -- it was beaten by Gonzalez' Pasarell-classic that ended up on 10th place on that same 1980-list.
With todays very advanced CGI-tech we could colorize old B&W-footage (not that I endorse colorizing everything or certain B&W-movies, that would be sacrilege IMO) like that so it looks absolutely seamless, we could enhance and refine the sound into 6.1 channels and make computer slow-motion and Hawk-Eye-like recreations -- i. e. we could "rebuild" these moments and give them the strongest presentation possible.
Still this is a priceless find.
And in any case -- splendid link and post Gzhpcu! And I do love that black panther photo -- IMO the most beautiful cat-animal in the world, although I have special admiration for the cheetah...
Thanks Borgforever. I paint as a hobby, and have been doing leopards and tigers since I was a kid...
I am fascinated by the 50's, and especially Pancho Gonazales, Lew Hoad and Pancho Segura. Hard to find footage, though...:cry:
I hope I can get some good footage of Lew Hoad someday.
Very nice. Thanks for posting it.
Did you see the footage I posted here?
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