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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Becker vs Agassi, Davis Cup semi-final rubber, 1989 & Becker vs McEnroe, Davis Cup relegation round rubber, 1987

    Thank you very much for your work! It is very much apreciated. It brings back so many good tennis memories. And has so very fine tuned observations. AS others stated these matches cemented Becker's Superstar-status in Germany and lifted him in the bigger than the sport level like Schmeling...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Becker vs Agassi, Davis Cup semi-final rubber, 1989 & Becker vs McEnroe, Davis Cup relegation round rubber, 1987

    Becker didnt lose a singles rubber vs Russia. Boris dnp on Sunday vs Kafelnikov. Germany relied completely on the Chesnokov/Stich rubber. Boris would certainly have lost to Kafelnikov. Becker/Stich lost the doubles to Kafelnikov/Olhovsky, which in my eyes was the easier way to decide it. The...
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    If Kevin Curren won a major?

    At that time Curren was still playing wood!
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    Courier losses in 95-96

    You stated the rankings right. But you are wrong in your conclusion! Beckers good ranking was only due to his extraordinary strong performance in fall 92 (Basel, Paris, Frankfurt titles). In 93 Boris was slumping with very few exceptions (Doha, Brussels luckily escaping a Defekt vs Courier...
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    Slams players almost for sure don't win if someone else didn't lose one match

    sorry for the 1987 wimbledon title you wanna hand to (my favorite player) Boris Becker. But 87 saw Boris in a little slump and cash's only win came in ...87! I am not that sure if Becker would have won that. 88 becker was clearly refreshed under the tutelage of Bob Brett his tennis was more...
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    Rank the 4 time slam winners in Open Era- both men and women

    certainly there was no Borg, because Courier didnt let any Agassi, Muster et al become one. Courier had top competittion! His 92 rg run is second to none. and he is a tad better than Vilas in my eyes. Vilas was morer or less Borg's punching ball and outside clay Vilas was clearly inferior to...
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    What are the most strangely lopsided rivalries?

    Many of the Sampras/Courier matches were pretty competitive. And entertaining. AS far as the Becker/Wilander h2h is concerned. Two matches were on clay in Beckers teenage years. Cloudy/cold weather in 87. In my memory I remember Belmondo in a leather jacket. No surprise that a clearly favorited...
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    Curren vs Connors Wimbledon 1985

    Havent read the whole thread yet, sorry. But you guys always writing about Curren beating Mac and Jimbo b2b, which was amazing. Wasnt it the case that he even beat Edberg in rd16?
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    Is Muster overrated?

    sorry, but i didnt compare Muster with Bruguera, but i answered to a post in which Muster was called NADAL of the 90s. which he isnt in my eyes. the Muster/Bruguera debate is discussed elsewhere. and you can be assured that i know the 90s tour. and i never tried to talk down Musters...
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    Wilander vs Courier on clay

    waited for this match so long! and it tells the whole story! wilander in all his greatness was two points awy from defeat vs bobo. courier otoh handled ivanisevic, who was much more accomplished player at rg, pretty easily in 92. wilander also had to go the distance vs agassi in 88, while...
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    Is Muster overrated?

    absolutely fine, that you defend your man. i can understand what attracts tennis fans to muster. but he certainly is not anywhere near nadal in any conversation. sure, he had formidable wins and many of them. and certainly he was the best on clay in 95/96. but he has rg defeats vs stich, becker...
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    How do you rank Becker, Edberg, Wilander

    Theres only one assumption in my post. Wilander was#1 in 1988. Lendl wasnt far behind. Thats all.
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    How do you rank Becker, Edberg, Wilander

    WHO wouldnt? Thats not the question. But IT was'nt as dominant as it looks in the first view.
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    How do you rank Becker, Edberg, Wilander

    Thank you. For supporting my thesis with numbers!
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    How do you rank Becker, Edberg, Wilander

    Lendl didnt Play after uso, because of injury. Had he played a mediocre Indoor season for his standard, he certainly wouldve overtaken Wilander! Wilander took the #1 spot after the uso final and IT was close in terms of Ranking points. Believe it or not. Points are the only thing that matter for...
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    What order do you rank Lendl, McEnroe, Connors, Agassi in as far as greatness

    How come you rank Connors#1, If he has losing record vs all other contenders?
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    How do you rank Becker, Edberg, Wilander

    Of course IT looks very impressive now. In the course of 1988 i had never the feeling that Wilander was as dominant as Lendl the years before. Mats had lots of very close matches, that could have gone either way (Edberg, Cash, Sanchez twice, Zivojinovic come to my mind). He did win them. Strong...
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    How do you rank Becker, Edberg, Wilander

    Of course. Additionally He won the decisive rubber in the dc final in Germany in 85 with Nystroem. Edberg hast by far the best doubles carreer of the trio. Was #1 in singles & doubles! But had the best partner! Becker has an olympic gold! Which none of the others have! And he beat the #1pair...
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    How do you rank Becker, Edberg, Wilander

    When Mecir swiftly defeated Wilander at Wimbledon, Wilander was 10 matches'short' of a grand slam. It cannot be taken for granted that he will win uso.
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    Does Chang beat Becker in 89 RG final?

    OP should be: Does Becker lose a potential RG89 final? I think the outcome depends more on Becker. If Becker plays well He would certainly win. He would overpower Chang. It seems very unlikely to me, that Becker would let an opportunity like that Slip away. Becker was in good shape, so I wouldve...
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    Tell me about Michael Chang!

    Cant agree. I know that Boris Becker really enjoyed Michael's win over Agassi in the ao96sf! Agassi would have been His nightmare.
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Agassi vs Becker, Wimbledon quarter-final & semi-final, 1992 & 1995

    Thank you dir correcting me regarding the opening Game. But If Beckers'only' hold was the Game before the rebreak at 5-1, then there ist still one Game missing, cause the Score was 6-3.
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Agassi vs Becker, Wimbledon quarter-final & semi-final, 1992 & 1995

    You are right in stating that Becker left too much energy in the QF. But Becker was down 2-4 in the decider, so he certainly faced a break Point!
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Agassi vs Becker, Wimbledon quarter-final & semi-final, 1992 & 1995

    Remember that Becker was up a break in the decider.
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    Mecir Mythology

    Everyone here talking about the 87 win over Lendl. But His WCT Dallas triumph over Mac is of the Same caliber. Everyone here talking about his Wimbledon win over Wilander. But I also remember a straight sets win over Edberg?!? Mecir has wins over all greats of his era. Semi or better in all gs...
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    Kevin Curren 1985 Wimbledon

    Certainly the best Wimbledon run without winning the Championship. I simply couldnt believe my eyes what Kev was doing to Mac & Connors. It just seemed like he couldnt miss. Curren played that ao 84 with a wooden racket while Wilander had switched to a modern one. That gave the Swede the edge.
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    better career/whom would you rank higher overall?: Lendl vs Connors

    The clearly inferior Player Lendl did beat Connors 22 times... Once he delivered a double bagel. That's not what I call "clearly inferior".
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    One-Hit (Slam) Wonders

    Not sure about the Stich story. Have to look it up. But in my memory Volkov would have been Up a break and 15:40 Stich serving without the netcord winner. But IT wasn't match point. Overall Michael didnt Seen so lucky beating Courier, Erdberg and Becker b2b losing only one set.