Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by MurrayisBEAST, Aug 4, 2010.
Which made me his fan.
The God King
That kit is sick. Those shoes
Cool picture of young Boris. Who's next, Roger?
Thought that was Becker and I too am wondering who the next kiddo is
What's the name of the movie, the picture in your avatar?
Wow, at last! The picture of my lovely Pat, suppose from Wimbledon '87.
The kid is Federer
Inglourious Basterds. I've actually made a few gifs from that movie. I just recently learned how to make gifs and it makes me happy
Wow, how could you tell?
He looks like. His trademark forehand in action.
I see. Did'n watch it.
Oh, you mean this forehand? This is the one you're referring to?
You should check out IB. You might like it
Yeah, something like this:
This is the shank version. can you tell now.
Cool picture. For me as a some kind of racquetaholic is important that he was using one of Intersport sticks.
What is that important? Did any important players use that brand? Fed must be the last great player to use a wooden racket as a kid.
For me it's an important moment as i'm interested in racquets as i've mention above.
Important players? What do you mean?
Probably, i don't follow kids. I can name you last top player used woodie in GS final.
AHHH. I see.yeh its interesting to see what specific racket Fed used as a kid. I thought you might have used inter sport as a kid as well or something. I've never heard of that brand so i was curious if there was anything significant about that brand, such as whether they were used by any great players.
Do these rackets that the Murrays are holding look like Muzuno or WIlson?
So who was the last top player to use a Woodie in a gs final?
Shot by me at the US Open
Yes, their racquets look like Mizuno.
Intersport is a big chain of European sports stores. http://www.intersport.com/
They made budget sports gear under their brand and racquets also.
As a kid Federer also used maetall Yonex R-1 - https://images.search.yahoo.com/sea...AAAAFgk/OYfFtHzpGw4/s1600/16.jpg&action=click
It was Miroslav Mecir that lost to Lendl at '89 Australian Open in Melbourne with his woodie Snauwaert.
Judy Murray could have been a big fan of lendl from way back when she bought her sons some Mizuno sticks.
Thanks for the background info on Inter sport! Now that i see that yonex pic, i remember seeing that pic a few years ago!
Interesting factoid regarding Meelosh in 89. Facing Lendl with a wooden racquet would have been one hell of a punishing experience. I bet he was glad when he upgraded from wood!
Actually Lendl's racquet was smaller in headsize and was close to wood but more powerfull. I got several Adidas GTX Pro-T. Mecir's game was based on precise, scalpel sharp, not powerfull shots, so this wood racquet was suit his game. I think he used it till the end of his career and even after retirement.
That Adidas racket looks powerful in Lendl's hands anyway! I wouldn't mind cracking a few forehands with that Lendl racket just to see what it feels like! I saw them both play,and remember Mecir's style, just didn't know that Mecir was using a wooden racket,I thought i was watching him with graphite, so it would make sense that wood suited his game if he spent a large part of his career , or all of it using wood.
His shots, especially forehand, were powerfull, not the racquet itself. Not at all in modern understanding. Of course it was more powerfull than classic woodie, and if you got correct technique also. But even those days very few pros played with that small head.
I thought that surely the Lendl racket and a bit of sawdust in the pocket would be sufficient to blast some huge Lendl forehands! haha
The Lendl power gives the impression that the racket itself is also very powerful, probably a bit like the impression one got from the 200g when Steffi Graf unleashed her forehands with it, it didn't look quite so powerful when someone else hit a forehand with it.
Quite telling btw how Fed's "look at the the point of contact" head position goes way back to his childhood.
Is there any chance you could be mistaken?
I was just reading this page on Mecir, not sure if it's accurate but it says: "Mecir's 1986 US Open final appearance was the last major final to see a player still using a wooden racket".
1998 Olympics :
I think 1988 Olympics, he won men's singles.
Maybe i was mistaken about the event, 1986 US Open final (also lost to Lendl in 3) is for sure.
Think that i read in one czech tennis magazine about his love to wood racquet. I will try to find it.
I study the pictures from the article you've mentioned in your post and i almost sure that this racquet with green metallic finish is also wood reinforced with graphite. You can clearly see it at the picture of already retirement Miroslav holding this racquet with heavily scrathed top of the head. So i probably was right about he played with woodie at 1989 AO Final.
Cool beans! Whatever he used I enjoyed his efficient,smooth style and movement. I didn't realize he retired so early until i just read it here :
Miloslav Mecir: The Man Who Could Have Been King of Tennis
"Suffering with a back injury and unable to play any longer, Mecir retired in 1990 at the age of 26.
Yes, correct. He was a real joy to watch. I remember i watched him in Wimbledon 1988 in the semis against Edberg. It was a thriller. I played myself in the morning. When i was back home Mecir was on his way to lead 2-0 by sets. He was also lead 3-1 in the fifth but lost. It was one of the most memorable matches i've seen.
King Arthur pulls excalibur from them rock.
Au Revoir Shoshanna!
This is pulling Excalibur from the rock right here
lol I was making the rounds checking out my alerts and I saw the post and thought that I should have put a caption Au revoir Djokovic. I don't know what name I would have actually put. Maybe putting the name the way that ESPN commentator said it would have been good
Separate names with a comma.