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Old 03-20-2013, 08:46 AM   #218
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I agree morten and hoodjem, that's a great contrast in styles and play, along with plenty of speed and power. They were inarguably two of the greatest ever, both with such skill exhibited in their shotmaking, but also with great athleticism. As a Bjorn Borg fan, there's no other player I admire more than Rod Laver. That's great wood and gut string tennis played by two of the greatest ever, but of course, you had a very young Bjorn Borg (eighteen) and a older Rod Laver (thirty-six). Imagine them playing at the peak of their powers on all surfaces! We also got to see that great WCT match in 1975. With the newest technology, including gut/poly strings and graphite/comp frames and the latest shoes, across all surfaces, including a style of play Borg would thrive with....

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See Borg vs. Laver here at 10:20
(1975 WCT Finals played at the old Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas)
Bjorn Borg defied analysis. No one could manufacture a man that won 6 French Open and 5 straight Wimbledon titles. - Andrew Longmore

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