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Old 10-31-2012, 10:20 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by blakesq View Post
Its great you take tennis so seriously. But, I don't think you are being completely realistic. John McEnroe is in his 50's. Do you think he is still trying to "improve"? Do you think the current John McEnroe could beat the McEnroe of 1983?
John Mac's current head in his '83 body would definitely win today. He is fit, carrying no fat. He's been playing on the Outback Senior's tour since it started. Beat guys much younger like Philipousis. Played open doubles after retiring from singles. When he's in SoCal practices with the top college players. Much of his game is finesse, great hands, not requiring big power. He's still very competitive but much of the blustering today is for show because that's what the fans pay to see.
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