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Old 02-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #47
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Bill Tilden

Watching really old footage from his day makes it seem like they're just mindlessly trying to get the ball over the net. But Tilden wrote several books on his playing philosophy. He was madly into strategy, especially when it comes to placement and spin. He does moves his opponents around like they're toys.

1931: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fM-_i-XTuw
1921: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBwhBstfxJc
1927 (v. Lacoste): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBM52H2RKDw
1927: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEHpMJHTNaM
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