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Vegito 06-11-2012 04:38 PM

Historic video: Guillermo Vilas training at Roland Garros 1977.
 
This is a very nice and interesting video to watch. Vilas training at Roland Garros 1977 with his coach, Ion Tiriac:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltg2q2rOU7E&feature=plcp

I asked to the author of this video if those images really belong to that year, and he confirmed it to me.

I recommend you guys watch it! Also I would like that this video gets to have millions of visits and a lot of comments, the same in this thread. Please watch and comment.

LeeD 06-11-2012 04:44 PM

Good to see him working on his volleys, which are pretty good, and topspin lobs.
I wished he'd have worked on his first serve more.

jean pierre 06-11-2012 10:24 PM

This video comes from a VHS video which was commercialized in France. Vilas is the hardest worker of tennis history. Winning the FO was a great thing for him, because a lot of people thought he could'nt ever win a Grand Slam, because in 1975, 1976, and even AO 1977, he lost a lot of finals or SF in Grand Slams.
Vilas worked his volley during all his career, and he has a good volley, as we can see in this video, or in the videos of his australian victories.

Vegito 06-13-2012 12:15 PM


raging 06-13-2012 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vegito (Post 6624090)
This is a very nice and interesting video to watch. Vilas training at Roland Garros 1977 with his coach, Ion Tiriac:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltg2q2rOU7E&feature=plcp

I asked to the author of this video if those images really belong to that year, and he confirmed it to me.

I recommend you guys watch it! Also I would like that this video gets to have millions of visits and a lot of comments, the same in this thread. Please watch and comment.

Great video-memories.
Remember him at Oz Open, beating marksie in the final at Kooyong.
Nobody worked harder on the practice courts that year...watched him from start to finish, day after day.
Even when he played matches he put in a solid workout.
he hit thousands of serve with Tiriac, he was always looking for an edge..
his legacy is all the players like Franco Davin, Nalby , Coria, Chela, Monaco,
Delpo, Schwank etc.
Thanks

Limpinhitter 06-13-2012 06:44 PM

That was cool. I don't think I've seen Ian Tiriac hit the ball before.

kiki 06-16-2012 12:44 PM

Vilas was a good looking fella, no question about that...

However, how much involved was he with the dictatorship of the Generals (1976-1982), is something that I havenīt figured out yet.

Vegito 06-21-2012 01:29 PM

I would like that this video have at least one million views. So please watch it(many times if you can), tell it to your friends. Regards!

jean pierre 06-21-2012 11:41 PM

1977 was an incredible year for Vilas. And Connors, who didn't win a Grand Slam that year, was n°1 ath ATP ranking. Absurd !

hoodjem 06-22-2012 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vegito (Post 6624090)
This is a very nice and interesting video to watch. Vilas training at Roland Garros 1977 with his coach, Ion Tiriac:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltg2q2rOU7E&feature=plcp

I asked to the author of this video if those images really belong to that year, and he confirmed it to me.

I recommend you guys watch it! Also I would like that this video gets to have millions of visits and a lot of comments, the same in this thread. Please watch and comment.

Love Vilas's backhand, (and that Head Vilas racquet).

jean pierre 06-25-2012 12:40 PM

I think Tiriac won FO in doubles. But he wasn't a very good single player.

Vegito 06-26-2012 04:19 PM

I want this video have millions of views and comments.

Vegito 06-26-2012 04:21 PM


jean pierre 06-26-2012 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vegito (Post 6663013)

Great photo ! Was it at Roland-Garros ?

Vegito 06-26-2012 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jean pierre (Post 6663636)
Great photo ! Was it at Roland-Garros ?

I donīt know! It looks for me as a hard court. I would say, in 1975 or 1976.
The source is: http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/blog...y_pena&cc=7586

I will post another great picture of them together below.

The video is very close to the 1000 views!

Vegito 06-26-2012 11:07 PM



Source: http://costanzamiriano.wordpress.com...endo-correndo/

jean pierre 06-26-2012 11:42 PM

Ion Tiriac playing :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfejouJiw6g

kiki 06-28-2012 01:24 PM

Tiriac was a boy for everything.Maybe he even tasted the girls Vilas was laying with just before that...

thejackal 06-28-2012 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vegito (Post 6663007)
I want this video have millions of views and comments.

why?



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Vegito 06-28-2012 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejackal (Post 6670359)
why?



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Itīs a great challenge, and I like the video so I think itīs nice make the video famous, then it will appear more as recommended, people will see it and get impressed, and talk about Vilas, etc...:)


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