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    2019 FO R3 - [24] Grigor Dimitrov vs Stan Wawrinka

    Watched the last half of 2nd set of this. Great example of why Dimitrov is not a top player. He's playing well, but he gets overpowered and hasn't the guile to turn the rally patterns into his favour.
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    Why was Adriano Panetta so unsuccessful off clay?

    Victor Pecci was a similar type. A clay courter most comfortable at net.
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    Nishikori is the most frustrating player.

    Modern tennis sticks 2 fingers up to small guys.
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    The finest ever Wimbledon match

    yes that was brilliant. The 81 match is great tennis for all 4 sets. Mcenroe great clutch play in the tiebreaks.
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    The finest ever Wimbledon match

    The 'plenty of errors' is a myth. Look at this http://www.tennisabstract.com/charting/19770702-M-Wimbledon-SF-Vitas_Gerulaitis-Bjorn_Borg.html. Even if they were being generous, it shows this is a supreme high quality match by any measure.
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    The finest ever Wimbledon match

    Have you changed your view on this Moose because in my opinion that's a very simplistic criterion? It could just mean the returning was bad or vice versa. Two counter examples would be Isner-Mahut & Edberg-Mecir. Borg probably had more UE's in the first set of the 80 final than he did in the...
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    What’s wrong with thiem in 2019

    His GF slumped terribly like Bouchard. Probably rubbing off on Thiem.
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    What was Agassi's baseline game strategy?

    A great strategy that Pat Rafter used to employ was to hit no pace balls to agassi , particularly slice off the BH. Obvioulsy you had to be an excellent mover to pull it off and it would work best on low bouncing grass, but Agassi struggled to hit winners because he had to generate his own pace...
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    What was Agassi's baseline game strategy?

    completely agree. If the opponent could keep getting back the ball to a decent length, Agassi was in trouble. Early Agassi would have moved in to cut off a high ball, & he could have improved his net play to become a better player.
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    What was Agassi's baseline game strategy?

    I think in a way it dimished his potential a bit. He stopped going to net, he lost rallies against the likes of Sampras too often becuase Pete would be the one to take the risk. Of course Andre's career had other issues.
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    What was Agassi's baseline game strategy?

    Latter day Agassi played much differently to early Agassi. Early Agassi went for winners a lot more. Later Agassi objective was to move the opponent around the court. His shots were safer than they perhaps looked. They are many matches where he is overpowered
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    Stats for 1980 USO final (McEnroe-Borg)

    Any theories as to why Borg stood so far back to return (and didn't adjust)? The layman in me would assume returning would be harder on grass, but the commentators noted Borg was having trouble with Mac kicking his serve high, which might not happen so much on grass. Its weird that he stood in...
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    Thank you Nico! Can you please clarify these two statements 'I’m afraid we won’t have more than what’s already available, full matches or just extracts' & 'All I can say is to visit their website from time to time as they update their database with fresh stuff regularly.' Do you mean that if an...
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    The only way you can get an old BBC tape is to have been a participant on the programme (so I guess e.g. a ball boy), and the pay £50 for the privilege of whatever they give you. They must be keeping them for when our alien overlords return.
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    Connors Mcenroe Wembley 81

    It's noticeable how much Mac played from the baseline in this one. Its weird for me to say but he's more than a match for Jimmy back there. Guess that shows Connors serve is a tad underrated, he must have got some cheap points to win his games
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    Connors Mcenroe Wembley 81

    For the record I believe the 84 US is clearly their best. Just if I wanted a match to encapsulate their matches I think it might be this one.
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    Connors Mcenroe Wembley 81

    Is this the most 'iconic' Mac-Connors match do you think? I've just watched it, and it's everything you expect from their matches dialled to maximum. Meandering quality of play, punctuated by sumptuous rallies of the kind I believe only these two together could produce. Mcenroe in some respects...
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    Leconte Chesnokov RG 90 (of which there is only the first set), leconte noah 85 RG
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    Hi, this is the reply I got: " Malheureusement, nous ne pouvons répondre que partiellement à votre demande car l?arbitrage effectué sur ces programmes est documentaire et juridique. Mais à priori nous ne devrions pas revenir sur la proposition actuelle. " which I think basically says they...
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    Stats for 1981 RG final (Borg-Lendl)

    Post match Borg: 'I think Ivan & me will have lots more close matches' 'I haven't signed a 5 year contract' 'I hope to attempt the GrandSlam this year' (in those days AO was last) Effectively retired by the end of the year.
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    Stats for 1981 RG final (Borg-Lendl)

    Interesting match. It strengthened my view that Lendl was not that good at taking the ball early, or at least was not comfortable at it. See also his 89 4th rnd against Chang.
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    Borg Commentate for NBC in 1983 RG final?

    After a bit of research it seems he was an 'on the the ground' reporter i.e. the guy the cut away to for a moments to interview some famous spectator.
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    Without the stabbing how many Wimbledons (if any) does Seles win

    I think Seles would have nabbed 1 or 2. She got to a final when still very young so why not? She could have got more in Graf's head and reduced her confidence
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    The picture quality is absolutely superb. The best these matches can be I venture.
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    Thanks, but I am happy to support these guys
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    I think the premium is a monthly payment to *access* all videos. I have asked if they envisage putting the full matches on at some point. Will let you know what they say, if they understand google translate french!
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    Borg Commentate for NBC in 1983 RG final?

    Never having seen this match, but have heard this was one of a few commentary attempts by Borg, before NBC decided even Borg's star power couldn't overcome his dogged reticence. Anyone seen it?
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    With so many matches it does beg the question why so many are 15 or 30 minute segments? Guess it's a question of being grateful for anything.... Plan to purchase Borg Lendl 81. I will give my review tommorrow.
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    Would like leconte beker 88 but its split into about 5 parts. Seems kinda peverse._
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    Watching Old Matches Matches

    Thanks for the tip off. It says 2.99 per month, but its per match? Unfortunately seems only a few are full match& some are cut up into parts? Is commentary french?
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