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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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    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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    1976 Hilton Head World Invitational Tennis Classic F Nastase Laver

    Anyone seen this exhibition match? Guess ilie was going easy on Rod
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    Edberg offensive volley lacking

    I think Edberg defended the net extremely well, and his crosscourt BH volley deserves mention too, but I also feel he wasn't one of the best at putting a medium volley away. Especially when he's pushing it down a line, he didn't always get enough on the volley, and gave opponents a good chance...
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    Kuerten's tics

    Just watching the 2001 US open match Kuerten vs Miryni (very high quality match btw, if anyone has the whole match, particularly I'm missing games in the 3rd set please pm me), and Kuerten's mum was in the stands. She has almost constant facial twitches/tics. Gustavo is nothing like that but he...
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    Best matches to see Mac's rallying skills?

    Which matches against a baseliner showcas Mcenroe's groundstrokes & transition game best? I watched his quarter final vs Chang at Paris in 89 recently & remembered how cool it looked when Mac put everything together in a rally to beat a baseliner, sometimes ghosting in when the player didn't...
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    Understanding different slices

    The usual effect of backspin is that the trajectory will be more vertical after bouncing, but isn't it almost the opposite effect if the slice is more of a 'push' slice, going more underneath the ball rather than the back of it? This slice is the type people used to approach on, as the ball...
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    Leconte Chesnokov 1990 RG some Stats

    4th Round match: Leconte won: 6-4 6-3 4-6 2-6 6-3 Match lasted 3.02 hours Stats are missing 1 game and 3 other points in the 3rd set Non service winners: Leconte 58: 9 FH, 7 BH, 26 FHV, 14 BHV, 2 dropshots (both BH) Chesnokov 41: 10 FH, 19 BH, 1 FHV, 4BHV, 7 Lobs (5 BH) By Set: L...
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    Murray is the maker of his own demise

    The cause of Murray's busted hip is most likely because he boneheadedly decided to take on Novak at his own game, rather than develop his own relative strengths. Murray had better natural touch and net skills, flatter and potentially more dangerous offensive BH, better slice by far. Lendl...
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    Inexclipicably missing matches

    Every now & then I hear of a great match which I haven't heard/seen and I can't believe that there is seemingly no copies in existence. 1972 Dallas Laver Rosewall 1979 Gerulaitis vs Vilas Rome final 1981 Gerulaitis vs Lendl US open 4th round Borg Connors 1979 (?) Masters RR There are others...
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    Mcenroe a changed man when?

    Came across video of an exhibition in 95. Watch Mcenroe's behaviour at 5 mins and also at the very end. Keep in mind this was an exho! I honestly think Mcenroe today would be mortified & ashamed at the language he hurled at that guy, and then the absurd petulance at the end. It made me...
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    Why did Edberg succeed when Mac couldn't?

    People talk of Mac not being able to cope with the transition to the power game as explanation why he never won a slam post 84, so it got me thinking where did Stefan have the edge over him in those years, who himself was a bit of a throwback. Did Mac just lose some of his game in those years...
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    How reliable/useful was Cyclops?

    If it was very reliable why 'replace' it with hawkeye when there is no problem with running both concurrently? Any other thoughts about it?
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    Federer forehand worst surface is grass?

    To me his FH and his perfomance today was reminiscent of his 2016 defeat by Raonic. When he won the AO 17, his FH looked more like the old action. Then in W 17, his FH was not the same, reverting more to a buggy whip action which takes away potency and is less reliable. So I wonder if Fed needs...
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    Fernando Gonzalez in seniors at Wimbledon

    Anyone seen him playing now? Looks about 50.
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    Leconte vs Kulti 92 RG QF stats

    Leconte won 6-7 (8-10) 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 Points 164-149 Stats do not include 3 games in the 2nd set & 1st game of the 3rd Winners: Leconte - 60 17 FH, 10 BH, 22 FV, 9 BV, 1 Lob, 1 Dr Kulti - 22 8 FH, 11 Bh. 1 FV, 2 Lobs By set: L - 17,7,10,9,17 K- 6,3,3,4,6 aces: L- 9, K-1...
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    Best stop volley?

    Have watched a few matches with Leconte now, & I have to say his volleys are amazing but particulary his stop volleys, the way he put them on a sixpence off a hard pass. Mcenroe is 2nd I think but I don't think he would go for them off some the shots Henri does.
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    Name the commentator

    Can someone please tell me who is commentating with Jason Goodall here Obviously an older gentleman but none of the ones I can think of.
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    Cash vs Penfors 1986 Davis Cup Good Quality

    All copies of this wonderful match seem to be from the same source - a rather shabby recording where the ball is very hard to track. A quick search on youtube will demonstrate. Does anyone have or know where there is a better copy? Often when the tennis channel re-runs matches they find the...
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    Players who didn't S&V on fast courts

    Can people think of players who didn't S&V on fast courts as a matter of course in the 60,s 70's and 80's? Of course there's Lendl (although he did S&V on grass on both serves), Borg (who typically S&V on 1st serve on grass, not sure about hardcourt), Connors. I think Becker was a mix of both...
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    Did Mcenroe & Connros ever commentate together?

    I know Connors commetated for BBC at SW19 2005-2007, so did Mac and him ever call any matches together?I can't recall so, but I don't know why they wouldn't and certainly would have made interesting banter. Also are any clips of Borg commentating or anyone know of any matches he did? Have...
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    How many slams for Nalbandian if he had the work ethic of Fed?

    Nalby had Feds number in their early career and imo by talent alone he is (slightly) ahead of Roger. If he'd stayed fit and more importantly committed to hard work and the desire to win stuff he should have taken at least 6 slams. Federer would still be ahead of him in titles, H2H would be...
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    Cillic killed the match as a spectacle with kamikaze approach

    non service winners Cilic - 29 , Federer - 17 in a 5 set match ! Federer didn't have to play well to win his 3 sets and Cilic still took it to 5. His strategy was horrible and didn't test Federer at all. There's one thing to take the match onto your racket, another to play stupid 'casino'...
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    Mcenroe's poor attitude in Wimbledon 1982 final

    Such a contrast in his demeanour in this final vs the 2 against Borg in 81 and 80. Frequently remonstrating with himself after missing 1st serves, and really oddly shouting about line calls which are clearly correct calls. Usually JMac is right about calls but here very funnily he argues a...
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    Roddick - what changed?

    Here are quotes from Andy after the 2004 W. final "Losses like this just inspire me more," he said. "I want to get better and I feel like I'm on the right track. "I proved that Roger's not quite invincible - but he's pretty close. I proved a lot to myself today, I was taking it to him. ''...
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    How players will get around shot clock

    If they want more time, they will go to the baseline with 6 balls, scatter them about & then go to serve just within the allowed time. The umpire will then be forced to say 'wait please' for the ball kids, and then the player can get an extra 10 seconds.
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    Andrew Castle: 'Murray's career is OVER'

    Castle does not believe Murray's hip will recover: 'His movement looked horrible out there. He pushed his body too far, and now unfortunately he's paying the price.' Have to say I am in agreement with this. Maybe Murray should become a stay at home father, which will also accord with his...
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    Tomic more talented than Krygios

    Tomic's FH takes a lot of talent for it be as good as it was early in his career. It has a very small margin for error. People forget he took peakovic to 4 sets in the Wimbledon 2011 QF, slapping FH winners DTL. His BH has always been excellent. So Peak Tomic had both better FH and BH...
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    Unforced vs Forced errors - any point?

    How does one really define a 'forced error'? If a player's in a difficult position, he can usually choose to play a safe soft shot, but that they choose to play a riskier shot so as not to give too much of an advantage. The only true forced errors are those times when you just get your racket to...
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    Edberg Chang RG 1989

    Watching this match for the 1st time; wonder why this isn't talked about more. It had everything. Contrast in styles, short rallies, long rallies, S & V, lobs, amazing retrieving, loads of winners. Better than the Mac Lendl match 5 years earlier because there were more long rallies, perhaps...
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