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Borg vs McEnroe on Friday night

McEnroe is playing Borg on Fri night in Eindhoven, Holland and is still so desperate to beat him after all these years. They're on the podcast bigging it up

This I would love to see! Wish it was on telly. So excited about this rivalry starting again

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McEnroe is playing Borg on Fri night in Eindhoven, Holland and is still so desperate to beat him after all these years. They're on the podcast bigging it up

This I would love to see! Wish it was on telly. So excited about this rivalry starting again

Listen with one click: http://www.mixbroadcast.com/podcasts..._podcast_6.mp3

Subscribe to the whole series: http://www.mixbroadcast.com/podcasts...is_podcast.xml

Download via iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...64271&s=143444
Unfortunately Borg's game did not age well. Even when he tried a comeback in his early 30s he got crushed by everyone. Much like Wilander, when the game is based on chasing down a lot of balls it seems to drop faster with age than a game like McEnroe's which is based on shot making and serve and volleying. This match will only be as close as Mac let's it be. There is no new rivalry to get excited about.

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Re: Borg vs McEnroe on Friday night

McEnroe stil plays a good game.
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Unfortunately Borg's game did not age well. Even when he tried a comeback in his early 30s he got crushed by everyone. Much like Wilander, when the game is based on chasing down a lot of balls it seems to drop faster with age than a game like McEnroe's which is based on shot making and serve and volleying. This match will only be as close as Mac let's it be. There is no new rivalry to get excited about.
Spoilsport! Borg is still in good shape by the looks of him on YouTube. I reckon he can still get in Mac's head.
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I know what you mean about games that don't age well. Watching Wilander play these days you sometimes wonder how he was so dominant in that year he won the three Grand Slams.
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Borg and Wilander did too much of the sniffy-sniffy and boinky-boinky if you know what I mean. That's enough to set anyone back.
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Re: Borg vs McEnroe on Friday night

Has anyone/everyone seen this ad of McEnroe and Borg for Tesco's? Pretty nice


http://www.atptennis.com/en/news/2007/video_borg1.asp
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Great video.

They genuinely looked like they were having a lot of fun filming the spot, especially the dual shopping cart race. Good stuff.
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Re: Borg vs McEnroe on Friday night

There are two others, both with the Andys. Roddick has a great one, and Murray's is quite funny as well. On the same ATP video page
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Re: Borg vs McEnroe on Friday night

Saw, the Tesco ad ages ago and it was a good one.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: Borg vs McEnroe on Friday night

Some things never change... Come on, John, you can do it!

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Re: Borg vs McEnroe on Friday night

Case of the ex .. tennis player who can't get a life Isn't there an oldies forum?

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lol?

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