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  1. BeckerFan

    Henri Cochet

    The more I've read, the more I've come to believe that Henri Cochet was one of the greatest and most underrated players of all time. Standing only 5'6", he won seven singles titles at the French, Wimbledon and US Championships ... and he also won many doubles titles. He was the number-one...
  2. BeckerFan

    The shortest Wimbledon finals

    When fans talk about the shortest and most lopsided title matches in history, John McEnroe's 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 win over Jimmy Connors in 1984 is often mentioned. The match took only 80 minutes. The previous year, McEnroe dismissed Chris Lewis in only 85 minutes. But if you think that's...
  3. BeckerFan

    Video profile of Lew Hoad
  4. BeckerFan

    Where did the G.O.A.T. acronym originate?

    I first recall seeing the term 'G.O.A.T.' used on this forum about two years ago. Since then it's gained currency on all the other major tennis websites. I've also seen it used by at least two professional writers, Peter Bodo and SI's Jon Wertheim. Did TTW start the trend? If so, it...
  5. BeckerFan

    Kings of the Court video, anyone? Thoughts on the 'ten greatest players of all time'

    I have been reading this forum for a long time, and recently I decided to purchase Kings of the Court: The Ten Greatest Tennis Players of All Time online (it is now hard to find and quite expensive). It is an 88-minute video released by the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999, with...