Lendl/Mac & Sampras/Agassi MSG 2011 - ESPN3.com and ESPN2 to televise...

joe sch

Legend
i like all the players involved but my prediction is mcenroe and sampras will win.
Renewing classic rivalries of the 80’s and 90’s, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl will compete in a one set pro match (first player to win eight games) followed by a best of three set match between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

I like your prediction. Wonder if Pete is still a little pissed with AA ? He maybe power up his cannon ball serve ;)
 

8F93W5

Rookie
I think it's a real bummer that John and Ivan will only play a pro set. I want a real match Best of 3 and a full third set if it comes to that. I want fitness to count. Also, to me, that match is the main event.
 

Devilito

Hall of Fame
I think it's a real bummer that John and Ivan will only play a pro set. I want a real match Best of 3 and a full third set if it comes to that. I want fitness to count. Also, to me, that match is the main event.
I don’t understand how they build up an event, charge a lot of money and then not even play a best 2 of 3. It makes absolutely no logical sense. I wish I knew what goes on in the minds of these morons once in a while.
 

8F93W5

Rookie
I don’t understand how they build up an event, charge a lot of money and then not even play a best 2 of 3. It makes absolutely no logical sense. I wish I knew what goes on in the minds of these morons once in a while.
I totally agree. If they were 90 years old, then a pro set would be OK. But these guys are fit enough. I play guys as old as Ivan and John all the time in best of 3 set matches.
Dodo Cheney plays comlete matches.
 

Devilito

Hall of Fame
I totally agree. If they were 90 years old, then a pro set would be OK. But these guys are fit enough. I play guys as old as Ivan and John all the time in best of 3 set matches.
Dodo Cheney plays comlete matches.
Yeah even then it has nothing to do with age. I mean they’re not paying in a tournament with 5 matches in 5 days. It’s a one time exhibition. They play then the next day they can stay in bed all day if they wanted to. They can play 2 of 3 easily. The question is why aren’t they.
 
Ivan probably had something to do with it..."I dont want the Johnny Mac to humiliate me at the msg!"
I have heard that Lendl just started to play tennis again and hadn't touched a tennis racket in years (just golf:D). considering that Mac is very active on the seniors tour I think he will have a big advantage.

maybe that's why it is only one set.
 

VGP

Legend
That's too bad.

Mac was up 6-2 having to play shoot from the hip style tennis but retired due to a sprained ankle.

He turned it two hours prior in practice against Sampras.....
 
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