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    What were rosewall's favorite surface?

    A great question. He did win two French championships on clay, but no Wimbledon titles on grass. So on the surface one might be tempted to say clay. (The irony of his career is that he was in four Wimbledon finals but never won. But he did win four Australian titles and two US...
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    Most talented player of all time

    Maybe I have an odd idea about talent. Could be. I believe it means natural aptitude or skill, that is an unlearned and untaught, unpracticed, innate ability. When it comes to tennis, I think of "most talented" as being part of an inverse relationship between accomplishments and learned...
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    Are you ready to witness the death of tennis? Cause it's coming.

    He rides the pale horse. Kiss of . . .
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    Andy Murray booed after underarm service...

    It's certainly been around for a long time. Chang used it against Lendl in the FO in 1989.
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    Nalbandian influenced by Mecir?

    (y) There is a video of an interview with Mats Wilander somewhere. In it, when asked who did he hate to play the most, he stated without hesitation that it was Mecir. He said that he [Mats] would have go practice for hours in the morning and hours in the afternoon to hone his game before a...
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    Where does Nastase rank?

    29th. On a list of nice persons: 100,000,029.
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    Tiafoe’s shorts…

    Did Tiafoe retire?
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    Tommy Paul

    Or one whose first name is Ayn.
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    Earth's Mightiest Warrior talks about revenge

    Congenital disease: under stress, splintering of the tarsal scaphoid bone.
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    Andy Murray booed after underarm service...

    It's a tough shot to pull off perfectly. One needs to have practiced it. Hit it too hard, and it's out or you give your opponent a sitter to crush. Hit it too soft, and it's into the net.
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    Deserving players who never won slam

    Tom Okker Miloslav Mecir
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    Wilander vs Courier on clay

    Mecir. The "Swede killer." (Stopped Mats in the quarters at Wimbledon in '88. Otherwise . . . Wilander hated playing him. )
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    What order do you rank Lendl, McEnroe, Connors, Agassi in as far as greatness

    Agree. Lendl just barely ahead of Connors. 1. Lendl 2. Connors 3. McEnroe 4. Agassi