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  1. J

    If AO stays on Grass...

    Nobody can know because australian grass was very different from england grass. Wilander and Vilas won majors on australian grass, and never reached SF in Wimbledon. In Australia, they beated very good grass players (and even Wilander heated McEnroe, and Vilas beated Nastase and Borg).
  2. J

    Check out these old greats on vid

    at 4'57, the tweener (Gran Willly) invented by Vilas.
  3. J

    Was Stich the Weakest Year End #2 Ever?

    Vilas was number one in 1975. Even if ATP doesn't recognize that fact.
  4. J

    Marcelo Rios: The First South American No. 1

    It's true. But Rios doesn't represent anything in tennis history. Just one Grand Slam final, badly lost ...
  5. J

    Marcelo Rios: The First South American No. 1

    It makes no sense. It's a fake. The real first south american n°1 is Vilas, even if ATP refuses to recognize that fact.
  6. J

    Alarming deficiency of druck: Bjorn Borg's bizarre return to tennis in 1991

    True ! Volkov heated Borg and Vilas after saving match points. Not bad on a resume ...
  7. J

    Alarming deficiency of druck: Bjorn Borg's bizarre return to tennis in 1991

    It was a great pleasure to see Borg again. It's Vilas, not Borg, who had match points against Volkov (top 20) in 1992. Vilas did a come back too, but contrary to Borg, he won a few matches ...
  8. J

    When was the tweener invented? Who invented it?

    Vilas was the inventor. And also the inventor of the backhand smash. Great Willy ...
  9. J

    FINAL DOUBLE ROLAND GARROS 1978

    Fantastic ! 1 Grand Slam winner (the great Orantes), and 3 great players. Pfister had a great serve. He lost 3 times in SF in Australian Open.
  10. J

    The Vilas #1 Debate Continues...

    Puppy's work has not been published but he worked several years about that and his study is hundred of pages and has not been refuted by the ATP, who only says like a robot "history is not rewritten" (absurd answer, because it's not the problem). So I think the proof is real.
  11. J

    The Vilas #1 Debate Continues...

    No player has a problem except Vilas ... All player who have been number one have been officially recognized number one ... except Vilas. Its the greatest injustice in sport.
  12. J

    The Vilas #1 Debate Continues...

    I think that the main reason is that a big institution always has trouble recognizing possible mistakes ... And maybe they're afraid of other similar complaints (afraid to work ....). But it's ridiculous because Vilas was the only number one not recognized.
  13. J

    The Vilas #1 Debate Continues...

    I don't think so. They don't take anything to Connors. It doesn't change anything for Connors. It concerns weeks when the ranking has not been published.
  14. J

    The Vilas #1 Debate Continues...

    They don't have to take weeks away from Connors. It's proved that Vilas was number one a few weeks but the ranking has just not been published. There is nothing to take away from anyone, there is just to give Vilas what it deserves
  15. J

    The Vilas #1 Debate Continues...

    Smith (a grand slam winner) was n°15 ATP, Fibak n°14, Ramirez n°6 and Gottfried n°5, I don't think it was a weak draw for Vilas and a weak tournament ... Some seek to devalue Vilas great victories, in AO, FO, or even USO, but the reality is that they are big wins, for many reasons.
  16. J

    The Vilas #1 Debate Continues...

    Vilas was the real "world champion" in 1977, but it's not the subject. The problem is about 1975-1976. Puppo proved that Vilas was the number one during a few weeks. ATP is bad and ridiculous. Must Vilas die for the ATP to recognize that he was number one ... ?
  17. J

    Which retired tennis player has the most successful second career?

    Yannick Noah, as a singer. It's very successful in France.
  18. J

    Were the 70s and 80s the best time for tennis; atleast mens tennis

    Golden age of tennis. Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Vilas and a few others (like Gerulaitis or Noah or Pecci) were like rock stars. Great players, interesting, men, style oppositions ... The matches Borg-Vilas were maybe boring for some people, but Borg-McEnroe, Borg-Connors, Vilas-Connors...
  19. J

    maybe the greatest victory of Vilas

    Because it's on grass, and against the great Nastase.
  20. J

    it's a really shame that thomas muster has only one RG

    It's true for Muster, but even more for Vilas.
  21. J

    The Top 10 Best Season Ever Played

    Vilas 1977 is in the top 10.
  22. J

    Connors On No.1: 'A Lonely Spot, But It Has The Best View'

    Connors is one of the greatest in tennis history. In this list of 26, there is one "anomaly" : Rios (number one without winning a major). And one mistake : Vilas was number one, even if ATP refuses to recognize that fact.
  23. J

    Unusual and great double

  24. J

    Gaston Gaudio vs Guillermo Coria 2004 RG Final Highlights

    Poor Coria, named "Guillermo" with reference to Willy. One of the cruelest defeats of tennis history. So close to win a Grand Slam.
  25. J

    What becomes of John Marks ?

    Great ! I would like to see some video of his semi-final against Ashe but I think it doesn't exist...
  26. J

    What becomes of John Marks ?

    Is he still in the tennis world ? He did an incredible AO 1978, beating Dent, Alexander, Sadri and Ashe (after saving a match point) to get the final ...
  27. J

    Guillermo Vilas ain't doing too good, I heard…

    Very sad. A great champion and a great man. Not only tennisman, he likes poetry and music, and his interviews were always very interesting.
  28. J

    Speculation as to Why Agassi Lost to Gomez

    Agassi is a sore loser ...
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