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Old 01-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #37
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In the Brisbane heat, Laver used some old farmer tricks, and put leaves into his hat, so cool his head. Nevertheless, Roche thought that Laver was completely gone, when they showered in the 15 minutes break after the 3rd set. Later at the AO, Lendl wore a cap a la the French legionaires, to protect his neck from the heat. He had a pretty long neck and it was burnt by the sun. Nevertheless i remember a semi with Muster in 1989 or so under extreme heat, when Lendl looked completey out of it. He looked like a dead man walking.
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