Re: Does anyone remember .......Sergi Bruguera
I was a big Muster fan, but I respected Sergi and liked his playing style. I'll never forget his victory over Sampras at Miami in 1997 (Muster benefitted from this, as he would have hated playing Sampras in the final, because he sucked against serve-volleyers). Or who could forget that epic match against Rafter at Wimbledon in 1994, when Sergi won the 5th set 13-11?
Al Costa and many other Spanish players looked up to him, and it is partially thanks to him and his influence that Spain has been such a tennis powerhouse over the past 15 years or so. Back to back French Open titles and 2 Monte-Carlo titles highlight just how awesome he was on clay.
His groundstrokes with such heavy topspin were brilliant, and he was underrated at the net.
He was born in Barcelona and has lived there basically his whole life, so failing to win his home city tournament must have been a major career regret of his. I believe he was a runner-up there twice, in 1991 and 1993.
Last edited by LeChuck; 09-19-2007 at 07:06 PM.