Originally Posted by abmk
yeah, its sad that wilander's RG 82 run isn't talked about more ...... that was a brutal draw by any standards and wilander at 17 overcame that to win it ......
Having said that though, if borg was there, wilander would have pretty less chance of beating him ... seems a tad unfair mention that, but couldn't help it ...
I still remember the FO of 1982. I expected Vilas, Clerc, or Lendl to win. When Wilander won, I thought: "Who?"
(I had never heard of Wilander. Indeed, unseeded at the '81 FO, he had never before won a title on the ATP circuit.)
At 17, he had long (but curly) hair and seemed like another Swedish Borg-clone.
Another Swede with long hair winning the FO. Makes sense.