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    Who was your first tennis 'hero' and why?

    The ultimate athlete. He reminded me of a lion or panther on the hunt . Fearless power and muscle coming out of every limb without any compromise in flexibility or speed.
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    Who was your first tennis 'hero' and why?

    Well, you definitely would have seen all the shots tennis has, executed in perfect balance and maximum efficiency in motion with those two. They both did everything they did so gracefully and fluidly.
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    Who was your first tennis 'hero' and why?

    it was all happenstance. I was a very ADHD physically awkward boy. I had literally never watch tennis before. Our family knew nothing about the sport. For years, the whole family would congregate each Saturday to eat, watch TV and play bridge. We habitually turned the tv to CBS and just...
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    Most overrated player in the Open Era

    LOL you have not heard many of the guys talking about their own games on the college team tournaments, have you? They are not the self deprecating sort.
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    I said he was OFTEN Jimmys cheeseburger. That suggests that there were times when he wasn't. So what you mean to say is that Edberg couldn't beat up on Connors until after Jimmy had been trained on how to use his walker.
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    A lot of those two hander guys did not own a single handed slice shot. Jimmy could roll that forehand crosscourt of his short with some angle and come in, and two handers had a problem reaching it in time to do much . Not so with Wilander, armed with more reach on with that comfortable slice...
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    My guess is that Wilander's great defensive skills and tactical sense did the dirty work. Wilander got a lot of balls back, moved beautifully across the court, and he tended to keep the pace level pretty low with both his one handed slice and his topspin shots off both sides. He was an clever...
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    Lew Hoad-A discussion on his career

    You misread my post. Pc1 has not written a word about Hoad's politics or his own that I know of anywhere. I was suggesting Pc1 has an instinct for predicting longstanding popularity that could benefit any number of potential Kingmakers in American politics, as evidenced by this thread. It...
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    I have seen a couple of those Becker matches. Yes the final points were always Beckers, Connors made things rather complicated indeed. That return and those passes were still sitting in those broken down limbs and those eyes still saw the ball big and beautiful coming straight towards him...
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    Players who were lucky they werent born when 3 of 4 slams were on grass

    I know this is the flip side of the OP, but Evonne definitely benefits. While King and Court were waning and Martina was a waiting for emotional and mental maturity, Evonne and Evert are contesting everything and she will be winning some of those finals at the Open.
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    Players who were lucky they werent born when 3 of 4 slams were on grass

    Ouch! That man tried everything to become a great grasscourter to win wimbledon. I am sure he improves with added experience, and I know he wins some Aussies because those courts get hot and dry, but how often? He loses most of those Opens too. Between McEnroe, Connors, Becker and Edberg...
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    Players who were lucky they werent born when 3 of 4 slams were on grass

    Well I guarantee you Evert would be showing up at 17 French Opens if that is her only slow or medium speed chance to win, and I also guarantee you she plays more Aussies where conditions and the higher bounce better suit her game, and that she develops a more attacking style of play earlier...
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    Lew Hoad-A discussion on his career

    I guess a thread about Lew Hoad deserves 2,300 posts ( including the OP). So here it is! I guess it should say something relevant so here it is. He played four mixed doubles finals. he lost three of them. He partnered with Thelma Coyne Long and lost to Hart and Sedgemen, with Darleen...
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    Lew Hoad-A discussion on his career

    Well I have to be impressed that pc1's thread from 2012 is 46 pages long , is just three shy of 2,300 posts and has 151300 views. Now I knew a few things about this Hoad guy, before I arrived at this forum, but I never would have imagined a thread about him remaining so durable and popular for...
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    Navratilova had a better career than Court

    You may not have read the post you quoted. Here it is again. "We agree racism should be called out. Here is the difference between you and I. I did the work to find out what James Blake thought. I paid attention to what James Black, who was actually there, was the purported 'target' and...
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