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Old 05-27-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default John McEnroe and Harry Hopman

McEnroe was trained by Harry Hopman in college. He was noticably much bigger and stronger in his early years on the tour:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52hI8MlWj7A

Much more diciplined in how he played too. He was hitting his groundstrokes bigger than Vilas here, out Vilasing Vilas!

edit: Guess I was wrong about Harry Hopman coaching him in college, it was actually earlier. but I guess his having a scholarship in college meant he had to do what he was told and whatever physical programme they had him in college had a great effect on him. Maybe he would have been even better if he'd kept up his focus on fitness.
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