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Mats Wilander thoughts on the final

Here is a video of him talking about the final to some journalists of L'Equipe. I thought it was interesting, and maybe it can bring new points to people who are a little 'wrong'. Just watch it if you want.

The video is in his blog main page, this: www.matswilander.com

By the way, there are funny parts.

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Thank you for posting this video. I'm going back to the site later to listen to his other commentary.

Mats is candid, tough, and blunt. As I've written about other knocks on Roger about this match I think that Mats, too, was being too hard on Roger. I agree that Roger should have been to the net waaaay more in this match, though. I was interested in Mats speaking about players from the past and using the word 'choke' so often.
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I like how Mats was like "no, no, i'm not going to give my opinion...(1 second later)...oh okay i'll tell you what i think...haha I wonder if he was drunk in this video cause he seemed like it...
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LOL at the image of Lendell running around Paris and then peeping in his pants and saying "surely my balls must have grown by now". Mats a nut
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perfect...mats was perfect!
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He seems very fixated on "balls". . .lol!
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Now that's a great tennis mind. Love listening to Mats.

Thanks for the link!

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lol, he's obviously drunk!

he sounds more sober and serious when he's commentating for Eurosport, and i love his commentaries. he is so spot on!


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Re: Mats Wilander thoughts on the final

I listened to him talking about the women's semis before I listened to him talking about the men's final. It was an interesting juxtaposition. I love listening to Mats. I think people who didn't see his career can't appreciate Mats' tennis mind. He really thinks about the game.

I guess one of the reasons I liked the clip is that it said what some of us here have been saying. The players need to grow some cojones when they play against Federer. Federer stuns players with some brilliant shot making and they basically go away for the rest of the match instead of saying... ok... that was brilliant... lets see if you can keep playing like that, and make him play well.... and maybe he is too good, and you lose.... but at least play with some "balls and heart" as Mats like to say... over and over.
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What a lush! That was hilarious. I particularly love how he seems so reluctant to speak about the match at first, but then he launches into a 20-minute monologue. He seemed genuinely mad at Federer--as if he was wasting his talent. I wonder how Federer would have performed in the match if he had been coached by Wilander....
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Mats you rock

He put into words everything I was thinking during the match. Spot on!

And yes, I seriously believe if Mats was coaching Roger he would have shook him up badly and thats what he needs!
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Ok, he's fun to listen to - as always, but I can't devote 20 minutes to it in the middle of the work day

Drunk or not, he makes good sense about Roger's mindset v. Nadal.

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It's great to hear him talk freely, without time constraints, and really expound on his thoughts. I enjoyed that a lot.

It's interesting how those players with certain limitations, or without a big flashy "money shot," are often the ones who develop into great analytical minds, because they really have to!

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I particularly love how he seems so reluctant to speak about the match at first, but then he launches into a 20-minute monologue.
Yes I have noticed in his Eurosport commentaries that once Mats starts talking, he talks a lot but he's a really good commentator so it's fine. It's a shame he is only on Eurosport during RG. He's very honest too. He was commentating on Mauresmo v Vaidisova and said right from the start he knew Amelie well and wanted her to win, but at the same time he was full of praise when Vaidisova played well. He's always full of praise for Roger too, but I think he likes Nadal even more. There's something about Nadal's game and mentality that he really admires and you can tell in the commentary.
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Mats you rock

He put into words everything I was thinking during the match. Spot on!

And yes, I seriously believe if Mats was coaching Roger he would have shook him up badly and thats what he needs!
Arghh, it's always the same. I wonder how many more matches needs Rafa to win Federer to get people like you to respect him a little more.

Maybe when he's 10-1 you can say Federer could win him, though it would be difficult. But yeah, it's always the same, whatever you say dude: Federer is going to kick Nadal's ass badly next time they meet. Federer is clearly better than him and Rafa has no options against him.

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