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Old 01-09-2013, 05:39 PM   #9
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Default Also a Nastase fan


Oh so likewise here... once we got through the "battle of detail," we almost forgot the beauty of the object of the post.
On the one hand, his antics and his darkest side were entertaining sometimes and most often ruinous for the game. Now, on the other, he was a gift from the tennis gods. Bodo's Inside Tennis , one glorious book about a glorious age in tennis, refers to Mr. Nastase as "the most graceful player in the men's game." Yep...

Yes, I know the WTC Match with Mac - I marveled at the dynamics, likewise... beautiful to understand and wonder at...
If you can , grab the '72 Masters match with Connors/Mr. Nastase. Nastase is on display in that match. He dinks/jerks Connors around - one wrong foot after another...
When he is on, and is comfy enough to stay on, he reminds me of exactly what tennis is missing today...
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