You couldn't find 2 personalities more opposite than Connors and Federer.
Where Connors was brash and defiant, Federer was introvert and insecure.
One is the people's champion, the other the corporate champion.
One has married a beauty queen and playboy pageant, the other a matron.
I've read he was using blood transfusions to resolve the problem of lactic acid buildup.
I think he replaced something like a quarter of his total blood supply between each of his matches.
Otherwise i don't see how he could have managed all these exploits.
No amount of fitness will prevent injury from old age.
She did exactly what you wrote and got subsequently injured; this injury wasn't because she wasn't fit enough; it's because her body's beat up and because SHE'S OLD.
Like Fed, the cartilage in her knees is GONE; you...
Gambling like Pete doesn't equal efficiency.
Or otherwise, he would have done better on clay.
The most efficient player from any part of the court i ever saw was McEnroe.
Against Borg, you had to feel pity for Bjorn because he was spending 3 times as much energy as John to win his services...
One funny thing happening when one turns a lefty into a righty (Rosewall, Margaret Court) is they start executing their shots as a perfect mirror of their left hand instead of reinventing their strokes as a righty.
Rosewall's backhand was typically a left hand backhand motion mirrored as a...
You can only beat whose in front of you.
But i think it's a perfectly point to make.
You have to ask yourself if Raducanu wins the tournament if she and Fernandez were switched in the draw. In my view it's not so sure she would have won: 40 Yes -60 No
If he had lost in close fought match, his aura would have been intact.
Instead, after all his bravado (about enjoying pressure) and record breaking aspirations, he's shown his true colors: he cannot hold his nerves on crucial moments against inferior opposition.
I wouldn't be...