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Miloslav Mecir

Because the Olympics are just around the corner maybe it's ok to remember the gold medalist from Seoul.

What a great player he was. Such a shame that his back ended things so soon. His resume during the 80's was very good.

R/U at US Open '86 and Oz Open '89
SF at RG '87 and Wimbledon '88
Great titles like Key Biscayne, Indian Wells, Hamburg and WCT Dallas. He beat pretty much everyone: Lendl, Becker, Edberg, Wilander, McEnroe, Connors etc. He really had Wilander's number and kicked his ass many times. Then again Lendl was his nemesis. Ivan just killed him out there.

But I really remember his match at Wimbledon '88 against Edberg. He was leading 2-0 and lost in five. What memories do you have?

And who could have thought in march '89 after he'd been in the Aussie final and had just won Indian Wells, that he would be more or less gone in a year. As a 25 year old.
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You picked the wrong forum for this thread, this is past year 2000. tennis forum

Amazing player, he gave Lendl so much trouble amazing Miami final against him in 1987., full control

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Big cat, best Slovakian player. Now they have only Fed's wife and Novak coach
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You picked the wrong forum for this thread, this is past year 2000. tennis forum

Amazing player, he gave Lendl so much trouble amazing Miami final against him in 1987., full control
I just thought that because we have crap like threads about the olympic draw being fixed and more or less 100 threads debating Olderer vs. Nadul vs. Djerk, that it wouldn't hurt to have a thread about a classy tennis player.

That Miami final was the only match where Mecir got anything from Lendl. It was interesting, they never had a battle. It was always pretty one-sided.
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Some stories about Seoul 1988 and his gold

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Lendl was his "older brother" (you know, better and older player from same country), that is the reason he loose against him so often. Too much respect. Like Cilic has too much respect for Nole (funny thing is Nole has alot of respect for Cilic, always struggling) and Tipsarevic and Troicki have too much respect for Cilic.

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I just thought that because we have crap like threads about the olympic draw being fixed and more or less 100 threads debating Olderer vs. Nadul vs. Djerk, that it wouldn't hurt to have a thread about a classy tennis player.

That Miami final was the only match where Mecir got anything from Lendl. It was interesting, they never had a battle. It was always pretty one-sided.
yeah, wrong forum but I don't mind it it all, as all we talk about here is Djokovic, Federer and Nadal ... even as a Nole fan, I'm getting bored. I hope mods won't move this thread to the 'retired players forum' as that forum is pretty much dead.

Mecir was a good player... it's too bad that he had to play in the era of Lendl, Edberg etc.

that post about having only Mirka and Vajda from Slovakia nowadays made me laugh . good one Rforever .
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yeah, wrong forum but I don't mind it it all, as all we talk about here is Djokovic, Federer and Nadal ... even as a Nole fan, I'm getting bored. I hope mods won't move this thread to the 'retired players forum' as that forum is pretty much dead.

Mecir was a good player... it's too bad that he had to play in the era of Lendl, Edberg etc.

that post about having only Mirka and Vajda from Slovakia nowadays made me laugh
Me too

Mecir was a really good player.
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Now he is coaching Slovak Davis Cup Team, but only Kucera seemed to be his good alternate as a player. Hrbaty was the third.

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Lendl was his "older brother" (you know, better and older player from same country), that is the reason he loose against him so often. Too much respect. Like Cilic has too much respect for Nole (funny thing is Nole has alot of respect for Cilic, always struggling) and Tipsarevic and Troicki have too much respect for Cilic.
Same country? I am surprised to see Serbia and Croatia being spoken of as the same country. It's been a while since they were, definitely before either Djokovic or Cilic had made names for themselves playing tennis. Doesn't seem like the same thing as Lendl and Mecir. They ended up in different countries too, but much later in life.
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Same country? I am surprised to see Serbia and Croatia being spoken of as the same country. It's been a while since they were, definitely before either Djokovic or Cilic had made names for themselves playing tennis. Doesn't seem like the same thing as Lendl and Mecir. They ended up in different countries too, but much later in life.
They were born in somewhat what was the same country before.
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Lendl was his "older brother" (you know, better and older player from same country), that is the reason he loose against him so often. Too much respect. Like Cilic has too much respect for Nole (funny thing is Nole has alot of respect for Cilic, always struggling) and Tipsarevic and Troicki have too much respect for Cilic.
Not sure I agree with any of that. Lendl was just a bad match-up for Mecir because he played aggressively and was so focused. Mecir always did better against grinders like most of the claycourt specialists or players who gave him a target like Edberg.

Novak may respect Cilic but he has never had trouble with him. He's only lost one set in 6 meetings.
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