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Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

Some have critisized it as a bushleague tactic while others have said it was a smart play.

What's your take on it?
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANFHy-VeJxI

It was right because it was Chang...

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Hingis -> bitch

I think it's a smart play, just to surprise, to keep the guy at the other side of the net thinking you could come up with some trick again... just mental play, not bad.
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

I'd forgotten how funny it was at the time. Sneaky, but funny!

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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

That was so pathetic. Awful.
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

Chang was dead tired against the fit Lendl.

Smart play.

The match was great with that serve and Chang standing near the service line when Lendl was serving.

Took balls to stand up to the intimidating Lendl at only 17.

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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

The Hingis One Was Better, But She Got Booed
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

It was smart tactic, I laughed a bit.
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

I had totally forgotten about this. When I hear mention of underhand serve and French Open I instantly think of Martina Hingis.
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

I think it´s usually not too fair to use something like that, but in Chang´s case, he was exhausted, cramps etc. He had to do whatever he could to disturb Lendl´s rhythm. So smart play!
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

Smart play. Any such tactic used against that twat Lendl has got to be applauded.
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

great chang..!!!!
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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

haha way to keep him on his toes

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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

It was a great tactic

Also loved when he was standing right near the service line aswell

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Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

It was rubbish. Pure and simple.
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