yannick noah's son

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  1. wildbill88AA

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    fyi

    yannick noahs son will be leading the florida gators against the ucla bruins in the ncaa basketball finals monday night. yannick will be there cheerleading.

    http://espn.go.com/
     
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  2. flymeng

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    CBS showed him yesterday. His ex-wife was a babe 20 years ago. She still looks good. Yannick dated models, particularly blondes. Lucky dude.
     
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  3. TokyopunK

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    Who is Yannick Noah?
     
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  4. wildbill88AA

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    former french open champion in 80's. hall of famer.
     
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  5. flymeng

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    Yannick won the FO in '83. His dad is from Cameroon and mom is French.
    He is a rock star in France. I think he is like a national treasure.
     
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  6. vive le beau jeu !

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    kind of, yes... ;)

    Nb: he had a spectacular game, it's him who made popular the shot between the legs... once called the "noah's shot" !
     
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    I´m sorry to disappoint you, but Vilas came with that shot first (but i dunno if he actually "invented" it). At least in ARG that shot it´s callled "Great Willy". :mrgreen:
     
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  8. vive le beau jeu !

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    i was cautious... i said "made it popular" ;)
     
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    VLBJ, in any case that doesnt count either... vilas made it popular!! :p
     
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  10. vive le beau jeu !

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    mmmh ok you may be right... i'm too young ! :rolleyes:

    but i read this on the net :

    THE 'GRAN WILLY' SHOT BETWEEN THE LEGS
    That famous shot between the legs is called in spanish 'la Gran Willy', because Guillermo Vilas invented it -- or perfected it. Yannick Noah shot it to fame in the early 80ies, when tennis started to have better worldwide coverage. I couldn't rest until I mastered that shot myself after watching on the TV Noah lob Jimmy Arias at the US Open when I was a kid; one thing I have to tell you is that you have to it that shot with a backhand grip... if you use your forehand grip, you'll never be able to have children again (if you know what I mean). And it's true players are feeling obliged to hit that shot even when they have time to do something better but not as spectacular -- and the worst example is the point Roger Federer lost on his match-point in the fourth set tiebreak against Marat Safin in the semis of the Aussie Open last year; he had the time to turn around and hit a forehand, but he tried to be fancy, lost that point and later on he lost the match -- at least we owe him a fifth set and the best match of 2005, but he lost a Grand Slam right there. I tried to confront him about that shot, but he won't admit he could hit a forehand: he's in denial.

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    so maybe yannick simply had the advantage of a better worldwide coverage... ;)
     
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    OK, let´s solve it like this: Vilas invented it, Noah spread it worldwide... fair enough? ;)
     
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  12. vive le beau jeu !

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    eheh... ok good deal ! :D
     
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  13. Simon Cowell

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    Ummm pretty much everyone associates that shot with Yannick Noah. It is HIS shot. His son is a beast of a basketball player too and will be a top pick in the NBA draft.
     
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    Well, at LEAST not everyone.
     
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    That's because everyone hasn't really watched Vilas playing ;)
     
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    Joakim is really good as a college player. So far, one of the leading candidates for player of the tournament. But I don't know how he will do in the NBA, he needs more meat!
     
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    Noah certainly needs more, but he has the most potential of anyone playing college basketball right now. The guy is 7 feet tall with really long arms and can handle the ball like a 2 gaurd. He is an incredible athlete and I suspect he and UF will be cutting down the nets with relative ease on Monday night.
     
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    whoa, hold your horses there jonas! He can handle the ball really good for a guy his size but like a 2 guard? You gotta be kidding me. Anyways, I'm cheering for the Gators, always have. It should be a great final. UCLA has got a really good defense.
     
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