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jean pierre 09-07-2012 03:45 AM

Connors and Vilas are 60 years old
 
And 35 years ago, they played USO final.
The time goes by ...

Zarfot Z 09-07-2012 03:47 AM

I feel old.

El Diablo 09-07-2012 04:52 AM

You can tell time has really gone by when you start posting in the wrong forum.

NLBwell 09-07-2012 01:01 PM

Makes me feel old. Oh yeah, I am old.

Hood_Man 09-07-2012 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Diablo (Post 6874325)
You can tell time has really gone by when you start posting in the wrong forum.

:lol:

10"I'mHenrythe8thIamIam" No you're not's...

Agassifan 09-07-2012 01:34 PM

Connors in 5

kiki 09-07-2012 01:49 PM

What are those 2 guys doing right now? I herad Vilas runs an academy in Baires, but the guy is so incredibly curious that he has gonne through writting, painting, music...is he dating somebody or married?

As for Connors, he does some TV commentating and has been involved in pro coaching.But I don´t know much more...Hope he is still married to the charming Patty ( the nicest looking tennis fiancee that I can remember of, even more than Agassi´s Brooke ShieldsĦĦĦ)

BauerAlmeida 09-07-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kiki (Post 6875752)
What are those 2 guys doing right now? I herad Vilas runs an academy in Baires, but the guy is so incredibly curious that he has gonne through writting, painting, music...is he dating somebody or married?

As for Connors, he does some TV commentating and has been involved in pro coaching.But I don´t know much more...Hope he is still married to the charming Patty ( the nicest looking tennis fiancee that I can remember of, even more than Agassi´s Brooke ShieldsĦĦĦ)

Vilas is married and has a daughter (5 years old I think, he was already pretty old when she was born).

kiki 09-08-2012 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by BauerAlmeida (Post 6875858)
Vilas is married and has a daughter (5 years old I think, he was already pretty old when she was born).

Good to know.Thanks.I watched the You Tube series of interviews with Vilas, which discussed almost any detaill of the tour back then, a total of 30 or 40 minutes of Vilas...and it was delicious.

jean pierre 09-08-2012 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by BauerAlmeida (Post 6875858)
Vilas is married and has a daughter (5 years old I think, he was already pretty old when she was born).

Vilas has 3 daughters ! I think 8, 3, and 1 years old. He has the Vilas Club in Buenos Aires and the Vilas tennis Academy in Palma de Majorque. I think he prepares a book. And he prepares his first daughter to be a professionnal !! :

http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/vilaspr...i-1277373.html

I think that Connors will play an exhibition soon, but I don't know exactly.

kiki 09-08-2012 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by jean pierre (Post 6876832)
Vilas has 3 daughters ! I think 8, 3, and 1 years old. He has the Vilas Club in Buenos Aires and the Vilas tennis Academy in Palma de Majorque. I think he prepares a book. And he prepares his first daughter to be a professionnal !! :

http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/vilaspr...i-1277373.html

I think that Connors will play an exhibition soon, but I don't know exactly.

great link with la Vanguardia.I hadn´t seen that before.

Incidentally, Lendl is included in the chronicle.Lendl and Vilas had an extremely interesting clay court rivalry at the beginning of the 80´s.

golden.ace 10-01-2012 04:38 AM

Best 60+ player in the world
 
It is pretty clear that McEnroe is the best player in his 50s followed by Borg (and in 3 years time it will Edberg)
But what about 60 and above ?
It would have to be Connors or Vilas wouldn't it ?
Any other possibilities ?

Ramon 10-01-2012 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by golden.ace (Post 6929024)
It is pretty clear that McEnroe is the best player in his 50s followed by Borg (and in 3 years time it will Edberg)
But what about 60 and above ?
It would have to be Connors or Vilas wouldn't it ?
Any other possibilities ?

Didn't Lendl beat Mac and Wilander in recent exhibitions?

hoodjem 10-01-2012 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by jean pierre (Post 6874235)
Connors and Vilas are 60 years old

Better than the alternative.

golden.ace 10-01-2012 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Ramon (Post 6929035)
Didn't Lendl beat Mac and Wilander in recent exhibitions?

You are right. I forgot about Lendl. He seemed to catch up pretty quick once he joined the vets tour. But considering the number of matches he (Mac) plays each year (and the number he wins) it is hard to go past Mcenroe in the 50-60 bracket

golden.ace 10-01-2012 07:20 AM

Roche is 67 but he must still be pretty solid

Gonzalito17 10-01-2012 04:11 PM

Guillermo Vilas met his Thai wife in Thailand. I got the story from a Thai news reporter. Vilas saw her eating at the mall and approached her and with his Latin charms ending up marrying her. The first time he brought her to Argentina months later, she and he were swarmed by media and fans. She had no idea what was going on. Vilas had never told her who he was. Amazing story. What a humble classy guy. Love Vilas.

kiki 10-02-2012 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Gonzalito17 (Post 6930225)
Guillermo Vilas met his Thai wife in Thailand. I got the story from a Thai news reporter. Vilas saw her eating at the mall and approached her and with his Latin charms ending up marrying her. The first time he brought her to Argentina months later, she and he were swarmed by media and fans. She had no idea what was going on. Vilas had never told her who he was. Amazing story. What a humble classy guy. Love Vilas.

looks like Vilas has come a long way since he was dating Caroline , the Princess of Monaco, back in 1982...

jean pierre 11-17-2012 08:10 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWeieo4osDU

jaggy 11-17-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Zarfot Z (Post 6874237)
I feel old.

Scary huh


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