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Old 10-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #164
Ramon
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Originally Posted by Sharky-San View Post
I believe Lendl's most significant rival was Pat Cash. Cash denied him of the win he wanted most. Lendl was at his best on grass that year, The '87 tournament was wide open, his usual rivals were out, it was his for the taking...
Lendl won their 1984 US Open semi. That was surely one of the most heartbreaking losses of Cash's career. Lendl's hail mary topspin lob on match point against him was a defining moment that showed he had the champion's edge, kind of like Michael Phelps' win in the 100m Butterfly at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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