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    Greatest Serves of All Time

    Bill Tilden, At fourth rubber of 1927 Challenge Round, hurled 12 clean aces in five service games in first set vs. Rene Lacoste. just read in Al Laney, Covering the Court, Simon and Schuster, 1968, p. 161 no further details other than the service was about equally effective in second set and...
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    Rankings of Greats by tennis experts

    Dan, do you happen to have any written sources on why Nusslein was left out in the cold after 1934, especially since he showed he was competitive w Vines when he came over to shore up the faltering 1935 tour? I mean Lester freaking Stoefen in the headliner two consecutive years? The WCS...
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    Does Marcelo Rios belong in the Hall of Fame?

    I was comparing Rios to 46 players in the Hall, not to anyone not in the Hall.
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    Does Marcelo Rios belong in the Hall of Fame?

    I believe that it is almost universally accepted that Cilic’s was one of those inadvertent uses, like he took the wrong cold medicine, and that no one considers Cilic tried to use PEDs. I am not 100 percent sure. Maybe someone on this small thread knows the Cilic story.
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    Does Marcelo Rios belong in the Hall of Fame?

    true that But if not the finalist, who! Jonás Bjorkman, who took PED boy to five sets in the QF should be declared the 1998 AO Champion Alternatively, Karol Kucera, who defeated Sampras but lost rather badly to Korda in the SF, could be a candidate. or, ITF and AO could declare there is no...
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    Does Marcelo Rios belong in the Hall of Fame?

    Based on being world No. 1 in 1998, unless no one was. Based on unique gifts. Was superior to Alonso, Mal Anderson, Buchholz, Brugnon, Cooper, both Davidsons, Doeg, Falkenburg, Grant, Bob Hewitt, Hunter, Larsen, Lott, Mako, McKinley, McGregor, McMillian, Mulloy, Olmedo, Quist, Rose, Savitt...
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    The Big 3s, shot by shot

    Rosewall? Laver? Nastase?
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    The Big 3s, shot by shot

    don’t think this can be done
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    Inside Roger Federer's Stunning $8.1 Million Zurich House!

    Cool. Thanks to you and @BeatlesFan.
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    Inside Roger Federer's Stunning $8.1 Million Zurich House!

    pretty sure this is correct. The house in question was sold. A few years ago, he moved away from the Basel area for first time, going south-east I think, where he lives in the Canton w the lowest income tax rate. (In Swiss sort-of anti-federal federal system the national govt might set a...
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    Where would Rafter rank had he won AO & WMB?

    Let’s see what Petros Sampras has to say about Rafter: “But Pat was like one of those NFL running backs who averages six or seven yards per carry for five years and suddenly falls off the radar, averaging one and a half for the next few years. That happens because those backs just get beat up...
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    Match Stats/Report - del Potro vs Federer, Indian Wells final, 2018

    I believe I directed my question was directed to Kralingen.
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