Vilas / Marks

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  1. jean pierre

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    Thanks. Great fantastic video quality. Vilas s & v'ing vs Vilas/Borg 86 shot rally at the French leaves you speechless.
     
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    Wanted to share this. Amazing:

     
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    Great Vilas, big titles

    Great Guillermo, but the most important are:

    US Open 1977
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    Paris 1977
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    Masters 1974
    Rome 1980
    Toronto 1974 & 1978
    Washington 1975, 1977 & 1979
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    Louisville 1974, 1975 & 1977
    Hamburg 1978
    Montecarlo 1976 & 1982
     
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    Madrid 1982: Wilander,Noah and Lendl in five sets ( trailing 0-2 ¡¡¡)
    I would also consider the 2 AO wins, although the best players were not in the field in 1978 and 1979
     
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    Curiously enough, when I think of this Australian, I think of his solid doubs team with Mark Edmondson ( top 5 for a while) but seldom as an AO runner up.Fact is that there were many unexpected finalists in the AO in those years.Guys such as Teacher,Sadri,Warwick,Denton,LLoyd and John Marks.
     
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    I give importance for the Australian Open victories because Vilas went there "for the glory" To win other Grand Slam title. He was very happy to win there. And in part he took it like a preparation for Wimbledon.

    Yes, I wonder if John Marks tried everything to continue with a succesful career, or if his career would have been different if he had won the title!

    Also there were unexpected finalist or champions in the women side, no? Seems the most surpresive were the protagonist of 1978 and 1979 finals: Chris O'Neil, Betsy Nagelsen, Barbara Jordan and Sharon Walsh. Interesting to investigate about their careers.
     
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    Also one * ... in Montecarlo 81 the final was suspended by rain (vs Connors)... check ATP online archives or Montecarlo website
     
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