NadalOops I thought that this was about THE Italian's best players. In other words players who did exceptionally well in the Italian Championships.
Thank you treblings because your post allows me to tell you a story (which otherwise I would have forgotten).Paolo Cane?
I saw quite a few matches with him on television in the late 80's and early 90's. His backhand was ok, but mostly sliced. His forehand was his prime weapon. Mastered every shot but he had rather weak legs and his stamina wasn't too good either. But always pretty entertaining and flashy.Thank you treblings because your post allows me to tell you a story (which otherwise I would have forgotten).
It was the 1977-81 period, I really enjoyed playing tennis and after finishing school, living in Milan, I had the opportunity to attend an under 16 tournament (at that time it was one of the top 2 tournaments in the world, among the winners there are Lendl and Borg).
So I went to the tennis club and among the many courts I was there all day to see how the future champions they played tennis.
I saw Edberg and Cash play among others, but also many other very good players who did not replicate in their ATP career.
So I happened to watch Canè's match in a secondary court. He was very good, he had a great bh, the body was as dry as all the champions of the 70s.
I don't remember the exact year it was, but I remember how it was now that the italian got angry 10 times compared to McEnroe, broke the racket and swore at continuous to the address of god. A broken disk v god, v god, v god. In the end he was warned, but the curses did not cease. He was expelled.