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    The first rafa

    yes, I read this one too. It was really interesting...and sad. Of course, he was quite the volleyer, different from our Rafa.
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    IVAN LENDL Career Racquet?

    that white frame of his weighed a bloody ton...not sure it was for the mainstream player....his sawdust use was widely criticized. Don't know of any other top player who did that....the Adidas, and even the Mizuno frames, appeared to be derivative of the Kneissel.
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    Prime Becker vs prime McEnroe at Wimbledon

    I never got the white tennis balls...darn things just get real dirty, really quickly!
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    Prime Becker vs prime McEnroe at Wimbledon

    '89 Mac was formidable, but very far off his peak game....Wilander was a year off of the #1 ranking, so that really was a good win for Mac. Edberg was always going to be a stretch...not impossible, mind you...since it was a matter of whose S&V game was working better followed by who could spot...
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    Prime Becker vs prime McEnroe at Wimbledon

    Peak Curren serving likely outdoes anything Boris serves up. Have you seen Curren actually play? And, what is a "levelled up" Lendl, may I ask? 1985 Mac was off his game...we just did not realize how much until the year concluded. Curren, who could actually outserve Mac (and did), and...
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    Break the all time greats into 3 separate Tiers

    Lendl in Tier 3 and other Wimbledon winners in T4 doesn't make good sense to me. Sure he won a few at Queens but you have him at a level alongside guys who won multiple GS on grass. That really seems a bit off to me.
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    Why am I not an Agassi fan?

    Eh, because he wasted a lot of time and talent? that would be 1st on my list.
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    Mats Wilander vs Stefan Edberg: Greatest Career?

    No shocker there! He could out-Mats, Mats.
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    Top 10 grasscourters of the 80s

    Have you actually seen Lendl or Wilander play on grass? I mean, what you say is simply not true.
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    Top 10 grasscourters of the 80s

    I agree that '87 is not truly indicative of JC's grass abilities. Frankly, he should have beaten Cash at Wimbledon...he just seemed a bit flat in the semi. Cash played very well, but Connors lacked the usual fire. He had beaten Cash easily the week before at Queens and just barely lost the...
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    Top 15 Greatest Tennis Records of All Time

    I wonder if there is a stat out there that tallied up all of Chrissie's 0 and 0 wins?
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    Top 15 Greatest Tennis Records of All Time

    Rubbish or not, she made them all look like clay pigeons! Her bagel of Martina in the early 80's on Har Tru was simply incredible.
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    Top 15 Greatest Tennis Records of All Time

    yes, very hard to see that ever being broken. Chrissie was impeccable on clay for a very long time.
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    Top 10 grasscourters of the 80s

    Yes this gets tricky very fast, since Borg only played 2 years in the 80's...and has 2 Wimbledon finals, 1/1 vs. McEnroe. Is the criteria skill or accomplishments? Since as you point out it's not hard to make the case that others actually accomplished more over the decade, on grass (Connors).
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    Top 10 grasscourters of the 80s

    Just on the 80's alone, Connors has a win over Cash at Queens and 2 titles at Queens with wins over McEnroe + 2 Wimbledon finals (1/1 vs. Mac). And a few Queens finals too during the 80's. And the Wimbledon semis. That's enough to put him ahead of Cash, IMHO. Just in terms of consistency...
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