So You Think You Can Beat a Pro???

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  1. vandre

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    funny Todd Martin story. the premise is something that comes up here from time to time: could a ___________________ beat a pro if the pro had to use a _______________________. "borrowed" from the champions series fb page. enjoy!


    "Pretty amusing Todd Martin story…one of our staffers, a former D1 player, was talking trash to Todd saying he could beat him straight up…on the one condition that Todd play with a wooden racket. Being the gentleman that he is, Todd accepted the challenge and whooped the collegiate 6-2 with a vintage Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff. (Which he subsequently brought onto court in a match against Andre Agassi.)..."
     
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  2. robow7

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    Heck ya, and Bobby Riggs beat some fine players wearing a rain coat and sticking folding chairs on his side of the court.
     
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  3. Carolina Racquet

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    Good for Todd, putting the punk in his place!
     
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    And there are those who think a D1 player could beat McEnroe.
     
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  5. heninfan99

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    They shoulda went best of three. Ask Gulbis if one set means anything.

     
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  6. vandre

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    gee sparky, you are soooo right because they could have just ppd or canceled the agassi/ martin match in favor of having the paying customers watch a former slam finalist swipe a racquet from "antiques road show" and humble a former D-I player with it. afterall, had they played long enough, martin might have gotten a nasty splinter from his racquet and been forced to retire.

    just because gulbis didn't seal the deal today doesn't mean a D I player is going to take a set off martin. pros are pros.
     
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