Ivan Lendl questionairre/interview

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    That's my man Ivan awright!
     
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    There is a new interview with Lendl on USAtoday this week, in which he discusses his rivalries with Connors and Mac, and makes some points about the so called goats.
     
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    Care to share with us foreigners with no access to USAtoday? ;)
     
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    Good ole Lendl. I like his sense of humor.
     
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    Lendl & Golf

    Interesting that 2 of his kids are college golfers....Lendl himself had a very fine golf game. Some suggested that his golfing caused his back injuries...but one will never know.

    At least he is able to pick up a racket now and play a bit; he missed the chance to play the seniors tour and make a lot of bucks.. not that he likely needs them, but the fans would have enjoyed seeing him out there w/Mac & Jimbo..
     
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    Thanks for the link.

    That probably is the most fair way to put it though I'd only agree on best player of a decade (Laver 60's, Borg 70's, Lendl 80's, Pete 90's, Fed Noughties - the Great Five).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwD2XuhqLg8

    Emilio gets Mown Down! Writhing in Agony! Don't hear any code violation tho it's an exo. Steffi is so shocked! Arantxa is completely stunned. Ivan just sort of smirks nastily. :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZC4on3Hsbw

    7:40, Ivan tries to Decapitate Stefan Who Ducks Just In Time! Yes, Lendl was aiming for Stefan's head. Probably Stefan is on his guard against just this thing, because, Lendl had hit him before! (Don't remember exactly which match) Lucky that Stefan has very quick reflexes. :D
    I also recall Ivan aiming one of those beheading axes at Mecir at the net. Or the time Ivan hit Boris with a smash at their Wimbledon SF in 89..... and so on and so on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLRx2TACIKA

    I was so sad watching Lendl retire in his Wimbledon match with Goran in 1992 because of his back injury. It had to be very bad, to the point of being unable to stand, or he would never have done that at Wimbledon. I am looking forward to the Mats exo (unlike any Pete exo, at which I cringe now), but I wonder how Ivan will do since he's been unable to play for 16 years with a ruined back and Mats has been keeping himself sharp on the seniors all this time.


    What would his power baseline game look like today's tech, new racquets and super strings, if he were in his 86 or 87 physical prime? What if you were in front of the net and he hit you with that forehand?! :oops:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt_WuwLUATU

    Mac would be defaulted today for crossing the net, no question. Sometimes I think Mac so hates Lendl and dissed and disses him at every available opportunity because he knows Lendl is his true contemporary of the 1980's, not Borg, the best player of the 1970's; and unlike against Borg, Mac looks bad in his h2h with Ivan - for which he makes all types of excuses.
     
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