Miloslav Mecir

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  1. alfa164164

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    Was that THE Miloslav Mecir (the Big Cat) who lost in the 1st Round of the qualifying for the Bratislava Challenger this week?
     
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  3. gts072

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    I remember that guy. He was a Czech, playing with a wooden racquet.
     
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  4. Deuce

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    You mean effortlessly gliding with a wooden racquet...
     
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  5. galain

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    He was Slovak. I read somewhere that he was one of the few people that the other players would stop to watch if they got the chance. Understandable really - he was amazing.
     
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    The thing that always killed me about Mecir was that he was smoother than silk, and yet he had a bad back. The guy was absolutely picture perfect in his movement and body posture when hitting the ball. He used his legs to position his body to the height of the ball. I remember him being called the Swede killer because he had a great record against all the Swedes.
     
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  7. ty slothrop

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    mecir is a fairly common czech name, and "slav" is a common suffix for all slavic first names. any czech or slavic speakers know what the first part "milo" refers to?
     
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  8. Tenny

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    Why 'Big Cat'?
    What was his game like?
     
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  9. BigboyDan

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    Miroslav means "receive glory through peace", a very common slavic name. "Mir" means "peace" in Russian, Slovene, Czech, etc. Such as in the "Mir space station". In its English/German: Frederick.
     
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  10. chad shaver

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    I think Deuce said it best..."gliding effortlessly". He didn't hit the ball very hard, but he was so quick and smooth, he always seemed to be in perfect position.

    Sometimes ESPNClassic will show a match between Lendl and Mecir. It's amazing to watch.
     
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  11. Hyperstate

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    Gosh, that Lendl-Mecir match. Mecir, of course, didn't put his opponent away with sheer power, but his court coverage, footwork and shot selection produced some of the best angles/shots I've seen in tennis. Beautiful!
     
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