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bluetrain4 03-19-2012 07:39 PM

Lendl vs McEnroe WCT Dallas
 
Watch the point starting around 22:56. Amazing, cat-like reflexes from Mac, ending in an around-the-netpost winner to win the point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn48O...eature=related

Devilito 03-19-2012 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bluetrain4 (Post 6408840)
Watch the point starting around 22:56. Amazing, cat-like reflexes from Mac, ending in an around-the-netpost winner to win the point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn48O...eature=related

you mean where it obviously went between the net and the post and it should have been Lendl's point? Yeah amazing. Amazingly bad call.

big ted 03-19-2012 08:01 PM

bad call but excellent match. and in those days it would have been difficult to make the right call without the oncourt replays they use these days

Limpinhitter 03-20-2012 04:12 AM

Great find! Thank you! The quality of the tennis is outstanding!

kiki 03-20-2012 08:06 AM

It was considered as one of the best WCT finals ever, right after the 1972 Rosewall vs Laver final.

In 1982 Lendl had won in 4 sets but Mc Enroe started to change things at the beginning of 1983, by approaching well into the middle, depriving Lendl for angles, and coming in on anything...

Xavier G 03-20-2012 12:35 PM

Yeah, Lendl was thumping Mac in 1982, but McEnroe turned it around in 83 and one of the big wins was the classic 83 WCT Final in Dallas which Mac win in 5 sets. It could have gone either way really and of course, that disputed shot out wide by McEnroe was a big talking point. Those guys hated losing to each other back then!

krosero 03-20-2012 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Xavier G (Post 6410345)
Yeah, Lendl was thumping Mac in 1982, but McEnroe turned it around in 83 and one of the big wins was the classic 83 WCT Final in Dallas which Mac win in 5 sets. It could have gone either way really and of course, that disputed shot out wide by McEnroe was a big talking point. Those guys hated losing to each other back then!

Lendl had knocked Mac down with a forehand in Dallas the previous year ('82): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-8lPjgW2YY

kiki 03-21-2012 04:06 PM

WCT had the honour of hosting some of the best indoor matches ever.The list is so huge...but, off my hhat here it goes:

1971/72 Rosewall vs Laver

1973: Smith b Ashe

1974: Newk b Borg

1975:Ashe b Borg

1979: Mac b Borg ( and Connors in the semis)

1980: Connors b Mac

1983: Mac b Lendl

1986:Jarryd b Becker

1987:Mecir b JMac

1988:Becker b Edberg

in the early 70īs, guys like Okker,Riessen,Newcombe,Lutz played their best but not enough to beat a Rosewall or a Laver..

Andreas1965 03-22-2012 06:24 AM

I saw that match live on TV back then. Amazing.
The last point was of course Lendl's, but the score in that tiebreaker was 0:6, so Lendl did not argue too much. He lost the match already.

bluetrain4 03-22-2012 07:09 AM

My bad for not seeing that McEnroe hit the ball between the net and the post. Nonetheless, my point remains the same - the point was a great display of tennis I mean, it was a terrific point even if it didn't end with McEnroe winning with that shot.

In fact, I think the best shot is when Mac barely gets the overhead back, he lands moving backwards, Lendl rifles a forehand right at McEnroe and McEnrore, with those amazing hands, basically takes it right at his feet and to the side of him, yet blocks it back for a good shot.

kiki 09-21-2013 10:52 AM

Mac beat Lendl twice at Dallas and lost once
Mac beat Connors twice at Dallas and lost once
Mac beat Borg in their only meeting at the WCT Finals
Macīs last big title was the 1989 WCT Finals ( the last year of the finals, too)

Plus he won 5 singles titles ( also won the 1979 WCT World doubles finals held at London) out of 8 finals.
shall JMac have been already named Predilect Son of Dallas?


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