Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by Duzza, Mar 23, 2007.
You would expect Okker to have w "windmill" forehand. After all he is from Netherlands!
Hard to define forgotten as most are remembered quite. Well.
What about Dick Stockhton, Wilkinson Twins, Kevin Current, Roger Taylor and Colin Stubbs.
Gene Mayer, Krishnan, Leconte
Gullikson twins and Kevin Curren
Stockton had a great overhead and had a sensational 1977 season, beating Connors and Borg at two of the world´s biggest tournaments.
In 78, he even reached the Paris sf with an unexpected win over Manuel Orantes, one of the most accomplished cc players of that era.
Natalia Baudone - she was once mentioned in a Seinfeld episode...
Guy Forget. Great attacking French lefty, but the guy just has the wrong name to be remembered.
Catarina Lindqvist-One of the nicest one handed backhands of her time. I think even Navratilova said she wouldn't mind her backhand.
i seem to have forgotten Colin Stubbswho was/is he?
treblings, Colin Stubbs was an Aussie player of the late 1960s if I remember well.
Stubbs? or Dibley?
treblings, But I'm not sure if his correct spelling is Stubbs or Stubs... However he did not be a strong player, maybe No.20 in Australia in some years...
was he a sort of Syd Ball,Ray Ruffles,Allan Stone or my old friend Bobby " nails" Carmichael?
Stubs it seems to be. according to the australian open website, there was a Colin Stubs who played between 1960 and 1976 with less than overwhelming success.
Not completely forgotten, but I always liked Okker.
Perpetually a threat.
kiki, Stubs was way behind Ruffels, Stone and Carmichael.
By the way, these three built strong doubles farmations: Ruffels/Stone, Carmichael/Stone, Ruffels/Carmichael...
I keep an autograph from Nails (who was a carpenter originally).
Did you know that Carmichael had a 2:9 hth against Rosewall? Not bad for a third tier player. Ruffels is 2:3 against Muscles and Stone is 0:5.
Alas, Carmichael has died some years ago...
treblings, Thanks. "Less than overwhelming success"" is a huge euphemism...;-)
Thanks bobby.Nails was a tough customer for the first rate aussies, as Laver once aknowledged.Good one on the doubles rotation.There is almost a potential good doubles team if you pick two aussies at random.
Dick Crealy and Bill Bowrey were also pretty good.So were Case,Masters,Alexander,Dent,Warwick,Giltinan,Marks and Frawley.The density of down under players on grass is something almost unhuman.
Colin Dibley almost beat Lendl at Wimbledon and he was aged 35.Brad Drewett ousted 1979 Pecci at Wimbledon...that same year, Kachel beat Ashe there...
I know Guillermo Coria has been mentioned here many times but I really miss watching him play Nadal and other awesome claycourters on that surface.
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