New article on Rosewall

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    Thanks, urban, for the Tignor article. Hope to be a serious poster. Tignor describes Rosewall's backhand very well.

    I liked it that he also mentioned Rosewall's pro majors which mostly are neglected.
     
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    Seems that Tignor is now aware to look first at some clips before he makes his comments. Some years ago he made some comments about old masters without looking first. Recently i read a longer article of Trengove about his experiences at the Austrialian champs in the 50s, including his first hand description of Rosewall's first final win over Rose. I will look for the link.
    http://static.booktopia.com.au/pdf/9780980466744-1.pdf
     
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    Great stuff .. Muscles was awesome to watch !!
     
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    Great articles Urban.
     
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    Much better article, congrats.
     
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    Posting a link is an easy exercise. Congratulations to the authors, especially to the over 80 years old guy, who has bewared his wit and style over the years. The difference is, that one account of Rosewall is firsthand, the other relies on some clips. Its of course not Tignor's fault, and i respect his more recent writings, because he shows some humility and historical perspective, by constantly referring to older writers. Still, there was a generation of tennis writers, like Laurie Pignon (who died recently), Will Grimsley, Trengove, Collins, Tingay, David Gray (with his famous Shades of Gray, not the mommyporn), Barrett, Bellamy, McCauley, Warren Wind, (Laney, Danzig, Myers, Oliff of a previous era), and others, who had encyclopedic knowledge of the game, and who were/are imo real authorities of the game.
     
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    And Tingay and maskell, the voice of the BBC.great recolection of names.I´d add Tomassi,Scaramanga,Couvercelle and Ducamp.
     
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    "He was 37 when he won his last, at the ’72 Aussie Open. He was 39 when he reached the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals two years later."

    Incroyable!
     
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    Especially when you consider that his first major wins were in 1953, and that he probably reached absolute peak form in the late 1950's.
    To extend competitive form for another 17 years past his absolute peak (remember, Rosewall defeated Nastase in clay court FINALS in 1975 and 1976!) is unbelievable.
    What did those Hopman grads put in their porridge?
     
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    Yes, several Aussies (Laver, Sedgman) lasted long, but it was a Rosewall speciality to win at over 40.
     
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    It is incredible how many great players were coached by Hopman. Do we also include John McEnroe among the Hopman group?
     
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    Not so much as Vitas Gerulaitis, anyhow.
     
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    Yes! Muscles' longevity is supreme.

    As I have said before, I try to imagine Fed winning a slam in 2022--and I can't.
     
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    Wow - thank sfor the post. A sunday morning, coffee in hand, and the link is just wonderful... wonderful...
     
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    Dan, as far as I know Rosewall beat Nastase in the 1975 North Conway SEMIFINAL. And I'm not sure if the 1976 Hongkong tournament was played on clay, but you could be right.
     
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    I forgot about Vitas. :)
     
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    youtube is not my friend today, link isn´t working
    been watching Rosewall-Laver clip from the RG69 final and wanted to share it
     
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    Here we go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUvK-1tUvQM
     
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