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    Best McEnroe Quotes

    In 43 seconds, several of his best quotes:
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    Check out these old greats on vid

    Wow, amazing find! I love Båstad. Beautiful town and center court. Actually was there a couple months ago, not for tennis, but just to enjoy a day out and a nice walk when the sun was shining.
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    Greatest Forehands of All Time

    I actually had to google that as I was out of the country for 5 weeks in Feb / March so wasn't aware of the issue (and haven't eaten there myself). :)
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    Greatest Forehands of All Time

    Thanks, kiki. Ha, ha - just been busy with work and other things. Arctic is right - we are still with ice and snow in Denmark, and will just start seeing some temperatures barely above freezing later this week, but still with -5C at night.
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    Greatest Forehands of All Time

    It's up to 40 and still no love for Wilander? He may not have had the power, but his forehand was super consistent, good placement, great passing shot and very tactical.
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    Got to hit with Wilander and also Q and A

    Thanks so much - great read and sounds like Mats! During the AO final yesterday, the other commentator asked if Djokovic was the most flexible player ever and Mats mentioned that Mecir was also very flexible, although did not have the court coverage of Novak.
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    courier - edberg rivalry.

    Agree with this. In 92-94, Edberg was experiencing some of the back problems that would plague him until his retirement in '96, so this was definitely closer to the twilight of his career, rather than his peak.
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    First Serves Under Pressure

    I'm guilty of this one. I always recalled Becker being an exceptional clutch server. Is it possible that he converted a high number of second serves as well? So instead of just looking at first serves under pressure, I wonder what his stats are in terms of points made on serve when break...
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    How many more Slams should the games legends really have won?

    Stefan Edberg - Should have won the 1990 Australian Open when he retired to Lendl due to a stomach muscle injury, but had been playing an incredible tournament, dropping only one set up to the final, including total destruction of Mats Wilander in the semi-finals. Also I believe he should...
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    Court-coverage GOAT

    Mecir was amazing because he didn't look fast at first glance - he almost looked sleepy on court. But he had an uncanny ability to just be standing in perfect position for any shot. So many times his opponent would hit what looked like a clear winner, and Mecir was suddenly there, returning it...
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    Ask me anything about being a professional tennis player

    Just wanted to say that I found this thread last week and have just finished reading all 36 pages - which I encourage everyone to do, particularly before posting a repetitive question. Filip, congratulations on your success thus far and best of luck going forward. Your thoughtfulness and...
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    US Open 2012 - Need Help!

    Are the lockers big enough for a 22" rollaboard carry-on? Sort of like this style: I will fly into JFK and my hotel...
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    Compared to Mac, Lendl and Connors, is Borg scraping by on food stamps these days?
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    Compared to Mac, Lendl and Connors, is Borg scraping by on food stamps these days?

    I read somewhere about a year ago that Stefan Edberg's net worth was around $100 million. I don't remember where this was, but could have been in the Swedish press. I would imagine that Becker's net worth was considerably higher - at least at one point - although he's had financial troubles...
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    Compared to Mac, Lendl and Connors, is Borg scraping by on food stamps these days?

    Borg seems to be more content now than ever in his life. His last marriage appears to be happy and he seems to enjoy his occasional appearances on the Champions tour. I hope for his sake that this is the case.
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    [3] R Federer vs J Benneteau

    Can anyone suggest a working stream? Nothing on livescorehunter is working for me.
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    [3] R Federer vs J Benneteau

    I can't find a working stream - going crazy. Depending on this thread to update me!
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    bigger 1st serve: sampras or becker

    Did Budge put a lot of spin on his serve? I've never seen more than a couple of short clips of him play, but it certainly looks like it from his delivery in this video. Part of the follow through looks very much like Edberg's kicker. Loved Laver's service motion - you can sense the power!
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    Major fail in tennis story

    Is it just me, or is there a major fail in this tennis story:
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    Would Edberg have beaten Becker in the '91 AO Final?

    A more important question for me is, would Edberg have won W in '91 had he not lost to Stich in the semis? I think he would have, which would have meant he'd have matched Becker's 3 W titles. In addition to how close he was to 3 majors in '91, add in the '90 AO when he had to retire in the...
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    1988-1989 Men's U.S. Open footage?

    What a great clip and lovely memory for you. Thanks for editing the DVD and posting. Fun to hear the player stories as well. Any memories of Becker, Edberg or Noah from that year?
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    Whose career is more impressive?

    What jumps out at me here is Borg's number, considering how young he left the game. Compare to Agassi who was around for so many more years.
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    Best and 2nd best players of every decade- men and women

    You are right that I have a bias towards Swedish tennis, but can assure you that my ranking of this trio is not based on that. Becker is actually also among my favorite players - very entertaining, exciting, and brought a lot to the decade from mid-80's to mid-90's. I rank Edberg highest of...
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    Best and 2nd best players of every decade- men and women

    Respectfully disagree, and acknowledge it's an oft-debated topic. For me it's Edberg > Wilander > Becker. :)
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    Biggest choke from a winning position

    But it was 2 sets and a break, not just a one-break lead. True, Pernfors was no Lendl or Becker, but losing a lead of 2 sets to love, plus up a break, and as Mustard said, also up 3-0 in the 4th, is not something a player ranked #20 in the world (which he was at the time of that match) should...
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    Biggest choke from a winning position

    Do you have the whole match? I only saw it on HBO which joined it in progress on tape delay, when Connors started making his comeback. I have the same broadcast on DVD. I would have liked to see those first 2 1/2 sets to see how Pernfors got to the 2-set-plus-a-break lead. Of course, you...
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    Biggest choke from a winning position

    This ^ What's sad for Pernfors is that he is most known in tennis history for two losses, the above Wimbledon match against Connors, and his lost to Lendl in the '86 RG final, which was only significant because he was relatively unknown when he made his run to the final. A very entertaining...
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    Best and 2nd best players of every decade- men and women

    Best . . . decade . . . ever! And one could add Forget, Svensson, Carlsson, Sanchez, Muster, Teltscher, Gerulaitis, Sundstrom. What amazing depth in a decade that this batch doesn't even make kiki's top 25 list.
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    Best and 2nd best players of every decade- men and women

    See, once again, in the Wilander - Edberg - Becker debate, we have: Wilander - #1 once, #2 once Edberg - #1 twice, #2 twice Becker - #1 once, #2 twice So it's clear, Edberg is the career winner. :)
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    Best and 2nd best players of every decade- men and women

    This is one of the most hotly debated trios on this forum. :) I agree that Wilander was the best of the 80's, but I give the nod to Edberg for career by a slight margin. Although arguments for each of the three for their careers are easily justified.