To me, one of the unforgettable figures of the late 70's and early 80's was Guillermo Vilas. He was a fierce competitor on the court and friendly off the court. He won 4 grand slam titles, including the 1978 and 1979 Australian Opens on grass. The fields for those tournaments weren't great. But its commendable that he made the effort to go there and play on his worst surface. He also had a 53 match clay court winning streak that was just topped this spring by Nadal. It was 30 years ago that he had his greatest year when he won 16 tournaments, including the French and U.S. Opens. He had a 44 match win streak during 1977. One of my favorite matches of all time was his 1977 US Open final win over Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0. Anyone have any fond memories of Vilas or favorite matches?