Historic video: Guillermo Vilas training at Roland Garros 1977.

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  1. treblings

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    you´re welcome:)
     
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    Did they train in Jardin de Luxembourg or in Boulogne?
     
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    in the "stade français"
     
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    Agree, amazing strokes especially considering how challenging the Head Vilas racket. IMO, only Borg with his Donnay Pro compares and they are two historic strokers with those challenging woods.
    Love the use of Rod Stewart audio.
    BTW, Tiriac was still hitting great but using a larger Prince which was revolutionary for the time.
     
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    As i know Stade Francais is a Paris rugby club. May be you mean Stade de France?
     
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    Vilas reached a point where he was tactically too dependent on Tiriac.I think that didn´t help him at all when he was not in the 1977 form.
     
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    Can't bear to mention Nasty by name.
     
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    Same here. Turned me off from Tennis.
     
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    Vilas was very well known to Argentinians to train from 3-5 hours before a match and that takes its toll on the body, just watching him 10 years ago at AOO legends doubles he cant even move properly while some of my peers of the same age can run circles around some of the young ones.

    I think having Tiriac as a pushy arrogant egotistical monotone coach would make anyone hate tennis or lose faith in ones abilities.
     
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    May his testicles turn to spaghetti.
     
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    you never appreciated talent, did you?
     
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    they are already mash potatos at his age and 100+kg weight
     
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    Or cheating.
     
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    I hit with Vilas for 3 days back in 2004, dude could move no problem back then, very fit. Great guy, got to know him pretty well. Very knowledgeable.
     
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    You can die happy. We on the other hand just hate you... Well, are just a little jealous. No, actually make that hate.
     
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    Its not that big of a deal, they're just regular people. I met Emerson, Newcombe, Woodforde and a few others, and played an exhibition against Nastase.

    I had Emerson sitting on the floor of the van I was driving, his choice. Funny story, great guy.
     
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    I took a train that broke down in the snow, and we spent the whole night there.

    Pete Fleming, Hank Pfister, V Amaya and F Buehning had the misfortune to be in the same carriage and had to put up with me the entire time. Fleming's fiancée, Jenny, was there too. Shame that ended in divorce, she was smart, funny and lovely.
     
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