Mats Wilander vs "Bjorn Borg"!

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  1. galain

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    Is Mats playing with an aluminum Rossignol, like in his junior days?
    That Borg backhand impersonation is uncanny :)
     
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    That's funny stuff, thanks for posting it galain. I take lessons from time to time out there with Coach Kroon. He was a top 40 player, reached the R16 at the French Open and really knows tennis. He's a great guy and I love talking about Bjorn Borg with him from time to time. That club is a really nice indoor club here in Houston right at the top of the Galleria Mall. That is a great impersonation from him!
     
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    It amazes me to this day how Borg could hit a backhand looking very similar to that guy's without having its (in)effectiveness. :)

    Loved this! Thanks for posting it.
     
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    Good stuff. Kroon needs to be a little taller and a little less chunky.
     
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    I thought Coach Kroon was brilliant as Borg - had that backhand and the 'Fila Swagger" down to a tee!

    And Captain Haddock - I do suspect it's an old aluminium Rossi. I didn't know Mats used it before switching to composites. He certainly gave it a good look before handing it back.
     
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