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Re: The Ultimate GOAT List

Post by Tenez on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:01 am

btw, I thought it was Kevin Curren who beat McEnroe in wimby 85....not slobo...just checking now.

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Post by Tenez on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:12 am

Tenez wrote:btw, I thought it was Kevin Curren who beat McEnroe in wimby 85....not slobo...just checking now.
oh I see you meant AO85...

Amazing how McEnroe went from great 84 to winning nothing thereafter.

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Post by noleisthebest on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:17 am

Tenez wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:How big were Edberg's and Ivanisevic's racquets?
Not that big but still easier to whack the ball with than the heavy wooden rackets with ridiculous small frames .

Edberg is only two years younger than Boba, so they must've played with the same technology.
When Boba was starting, there were no indoor courts in Belgrade, and zero wild cards or anything for him later in his career, so from that point of view, Mac was the doped one in that one on one comparison.

Yes of course, Mac looked like a little kid with his wooden racquet compared to serving giants of the next generation.

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Post by noleisthebest on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 am

In that interview he mentions a story with Lendl with who he was hanging around on tour in those days (East  Europe, cold war...not much has changed).

Mac and Lendl hated each others' guts and towards the end of one season Mac, Boba, Lendl and someone else were in the semis of a tournament.
Who ever won that tournament (Lendl or Mac) meant YE number one.

Boba joked with Lendl and said: 'what will you give me if I knock him out of your way?'
alluding to all the cash YE no Ones were scoring with sponsors at the end of season.

Lendl replied: "Anything you like!"

Boba said he would've minded the latest sports Mertz 190AMG.

So, Boba beat Mac and Lendl secured YE no1.

They saw each other a few months later and Boba asked him about the "deal".
Lendl was up for it seriously but Boba refused the car asking for one of Lend's alsatians pups (he was into dog breeding then, too).

It turned up the next day!

Boba jokingly added - that was one of my first "business deals"...


btw, in which post did you mention him?

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Post by Tenez on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:50 am

Nice story and nice to see Lendl sticking to his word.

Can't remember when and where I did. I know I did though.

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