Muster technique?

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  1. beef97

    beef97 New User

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    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum but just thought i'd ask and see if anyone can help! I remember back in high school I used to have a frame by frame (I guess it came out of tennis magazine?) fold out of Thomas Muster hitting a forehand and a backhand. I can't find it anywhere on the internet. Would anyone happen to have one or know where to find it? Thanks!!
     
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  2. tkramer15

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    I know exactly what you are talking about. The fold out photo breakdown of Muster's ground strokes was in a 1996 Tennis Magazine. It was the French Open preview edition for that year. I actually have the magazine buried somewhere. I'll try to find it.
     
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    My question is,
    did anybody in the history of the game appear as though they were working harder or putting in a greater effort at hitting their routine groundstrokes than Muster. I was tired after just watching him warm up. Some make it look so easy, but he didn't.
     
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    I doubt it. Muster was an unbelievably hard worker.
     
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  5. beef97

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    That would be right around the time I was thinking! Please let me know if you find it! Thanks!
     
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  6. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    I had that magazine too and saved it for years. It didn't survive mom's great purge of my stuff when I moved out. If I recall correctly it was titled "Muster's Muscular Groundstrokes". I remember being surprised at how much spin he generated despite not having very loopy back swings.

    Muster's muscular ground strokes

    Article Abstract:

    The defending French Open champion won 12 titles in 1995 and earned a no. 1 ranking worldwide by being a fit tennis player. Aside from being a pro on clay, Thomas Muster is likewise known for being an aggressive tennis player. An examination of his forehand and backhand moves is presented.

    Author: Preston, Mark, Trabert, Tony
    Publisher: Miller Sports Group
    Publication Name: Tennis
    Subject: Sports and fitness
    ISSN: 0040-3423
    Year: 1996
    Practice, Muster, Thomas
     
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    Vilas, Lendl and even Borg were workout beasts.

    Tiriac pushed Vilas to limits in the 70s that were insane. Those first few years are legendary on what Vilas went thru both mentally and physically not even Muster was that pushed.

    I remember Borg workouts in Monaco in the late 70s and he would run and run and run after balls for 4hrs at a time twice a day. Dude just never got tired - had two or three practice partners as they couldn't keep up.
     
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  10. LeeD

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    Does Muster now have a sort of weird elbow bend on his forehands. Seems it wasn't there as pronounced during his playing days. Instead of swinging from his shoulders, he looks like he's guiding the ball before his swing takes place.
     
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  11. beef97

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    any luck finding it? Thanks for looking!
     
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