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Miloslav Mecir in the modern game

This is just a speculation thread, and can be about other retired players but it struck me that Mecir may have been born in the wrong era. With his ball-striking skills, how would he have fared today with modern racket technology and modern courts? If you consider what he was capable of with the old technology, what would he have been like today?

He'd have benefited hugely from modern fitness regimens and health-care (he retired early due to back problems). Speculation-wise, do you think he'd be up around the top five somewhere today? Would he have won a slam? I'd imagine him to be a more aggressive, fitter version of Nalbandian.

I think its interesting to pick out players from the past who would've been better suited to the modern game/technology.

On a similar note, I feel like Llodra would have likely won Wimbledon 15 years ago. Food for thought

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llodra is useless in any era.

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All due respect, you are wrong CD

Llodra would've won a slam in the early 90s

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Llodra would've won Wimbledon in the 90s.

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llodra is a 3rd rate 90's attacker... on a level with jan seimerink... yes its true...

as for mecir... well, umm... yeah... like, the guy was ahead of his time... in terms of the seminal and the sublime, tennis has still yet to match the level that mecir gave to us...

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All due respect, you are wrong CD

Llodra would've won a slam in the early 90s

1992:

top 6:


1. jim courier
2. stefan edberg
3. andre agassi
4. pete sampras
5. michael chang
6. goran ivanisevic


1993:

top 6:

1. pete sampras
2. jim courier
3. sergi bruguera
4. edberg
5. stich
6. muster


and so on. this was mighty tough competition from my vantage point.

so who is llodra again? he could have served as a gardner for any of these top guns at best but that is about it.


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Re: Miloslav Mecir in the modern game

Mecir wouldn't play the same way he played back then, same as Llodra wouldn't play the way he plays now if he was a 90's dude.

Frankly this is an useless comparison because surface isn't the only variable: technique (learning), racket/string technology, style of play, competition, etc

You simply cannot put Mecir in the modern game the way he played in his own era, that wouldn't happen

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llodra is a 3rd rate 90's attacker... on a level with jan seimerink... yes its true...
Funnily enough, Llodra reminds me of Siemerink, as well. Both can show glimpses of brilliance when attacking, but both their groundstrokes are pretty weak ( Siemerink was probably much worse than Llodra, though). Llodra is more than capable of playing good s&v-tennis, but he is just too weak from the back. I can´t see how he would ever have broken Sampras´serve, for example ( or Edberg´s, or Becker´s, etc.). Yes, he would have done better in an era where grass was faster and there were still fast indoor carpet courts, but he wouldn´t have won s slam, not even close.
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Mecir, i miss him....one of my fave players ever

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Llodra would've won a slam in the early 90s
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Re: Miloslav Mecir in the modern game

There was only one Miloslav Mecir (well there is junior) but that's as far as it goes. Mecir was so damn unique, no matter how many people try and say Murray or Tomic are like him, they're dreaming.

No way in hell Llodra wins a Slam in any era. This is why Middle Sunday without tennis at Wimbledon sucks, it leads to more drivel than usual.

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