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Pebbles10 01-15-2013 04:53 PM

Wilander quick on the court?
 
He really was a great mover on the court:)

http://youtu.be/kry6-uaamdw

Bobby Jr 01-15-2013 05:10 PM

He also had great positioning and knew the patterns of his opponents as well, if not better, than anyone on tour.

GS 01-15-2013 05:22 PM

What I liked most about Mats was how he was one of the first guys to use a one-handed slice backhand, as well as a two-hander topspin. Pretty smart, to give his opponent two different kinds of backhand returns, and change the pace alittle.
So, years ago, I learned both, and now I'm a pretty solid 4.5 player.

BTURNER 01-15-2013 07:46 PM

He had to be quick. Others had the power. He was second to none in that athletic attribute.

Pebbles10 01-16-2013 01:42 AM

Didnt Pat Rafter play very similar to Pat Cash?:)

slowfox 01-16-2013 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Pebbles10 (Post 7125047)
Didnt Pat Rafter play very similar to Pat Cash?:)

At the net, I'd say both relied heavily on their athleticism.

Zimbo 01-16-2013 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pebbles10 (Post 7125047)
Didnt Pat Rafter play very similar to Pat Cash?:)

Yeah both had very similar games. I would say Rafter had the better serve, Cash slightly better volleys (had more sting), while Rafter had better groundies.

Pebbles10 01-17-2013 02:14 AM

Wilander played some really great matches in 1988....Wilander-Cash AO, Wilander-Agassi FO, Wilander-Leconte FO, Wilander-Lendl UO, Wilander-Connors Key Biscayne.

He played perfect agains Leconte in the Final of french open. But hardest match for him was maybe against Agassi in the SF of French Open.

He served alot better did alot more aces then before and his forehand was better and he had a perfect sliced backhand:)

heninfan99 01-17-2013 03:27 AM

Love Wilander. He was so fit along with being an expert on tactics. Could be the GOAT of strategy. He seemed just as fit as Lendl.

slowfox 01-17-2013 06:42 PM

Wilander's confidence was off the charts in 1988.


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