Originally Posted by hoodjem
I loved watching Mecir play anyone. He had an incredible way of moving around the court: he just glides gracefully from place to place with so little energy expenditure. It even makes Fed look clumsy.
Mecir tore Lendl to pieces in the 1987 Miami final, and it's a fantastic match to watch. It was hilarious seeing Lendl get so annoyed by Mecir, some line calls, and the speaker troubles in the stands. Even when Lendl led 3-0 in the third, you got the feeling Mecir was well in control. 7-5, 6-2, 7-5 was the final score. In all their other matches, Lendl owned Mecir, but it was the other way round in that match.
My favourite kind of tennis is clay-court tennis, specifically the long grinding kind of matches. Thomas Muster is my favourite, and I'm also a big fan of Rafael Nadal and Guillermo Vilas. I do admire serve and volley tennis too, but there's not much of it about these days, the likes of Goran Ivanisevic, Patrick Rafter and the likes seem history.