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Cliff disses Kent Carlsson

Tennis Fool
01-22-2008, 04:19 AM
:spit: I don't think Cliff has ever dissed anybody. He said he was very boring to watch and had no variety at all in his game :lol:

sawan66278
01-22-2008, 04:20 AM
That was hilarious!!! Cliff unplugged...who would have thought it was possible?:D

Tennis Fool
01-22-2008, 04:22 AM
I think the three guys (Cliff, PMac and Luke) are having too much fun.

tangerine_dream
01-22-2008, 04:22 AM
Cliffy :hearts:

Tennis Fool
01-22-2008, 04:25 AM
I finally looked to see what kind of player Cliff was back in the day. Surprised at how average his record was.

RickDaStick
01-22-2008, 04:30 AM
Drysdale, PMAC, and Cahill were all mediocre players. They won a total of 8 tournaments combined

~*BGT*~
01-22-2008, 04:36 AM
Drysdale, PMAC, and Cahill were all mediocre players. They won a total of 8 tournaments combined

Shows you can be average in this world and still make it. :D

njnetswill
01-22-2008, 04:50 AM
You can't dispute Cahill's qualifications as a coach though.

Poor Cliffy, resorting to this because his loverboy Safin went out early. :sad:

RogiRafaFan86
01-22-2008, 05:25 AM
I have to say, I laughed hard at that. They were talking about Carlsen, his topsin and all that, and then Cliffy deadpans "He was so boring to watch...he was!" Hilarious. Completely out of nowhere. He just threw it out there like your crazy old uncle might do. :lol:

Bibberz
01-22-2008, 05:37 AM
Cliff was not his usual reserved self. Killer and PMac were also very informal, what with that trivia and all. I'm thinking they had a few mid-afternoon cocktails before the match.

Driftwood
01-22-2008, 05:38 AM
Guys, just to clarify, they were not talking about Kenneth Carlsen. They were talking about Kent Carlsson. They were talking about an awesome clay-court player.

Fedex
01-22-2008, 05:43 AM
That was pretty funny, but he does have a point, doesn't he?

Fedex
01-22-2008, 05:46 AM
Drysdale, PMAC, and Cahill were all mediocre players. They won a total of 8 tournaments combined

Cliff was definitely not a mediocre player. He won a doubles title at the USO, made the finals of the Open in singles and was a top player in the 60's and 70's. He had quite a good career, actually.
P-Mac and Cahill were both mediocre, I agree, but don't discredit what Cliff accomplished as a player.

Driftwood
01-22-2008, 05:48 AM
Just in case anyone doubts this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Carlsson. They mentioned great clay-court player. Carlsson had 9 clay-court titles, Carlsen had none (no finals even). Also even in the small wiki blurb it mentions his excessive topspin (which was the context in which they brought it up, making comparisons to Nadal).

Cat9
01-22-2008, 05:51 AM
Cliff was not his usual reserved self. Killer and PMac were also very informal, what with that trivia and all. I'm thinking they had a few mid-afternoon cocktails before the match.

Definitely. How about when PMac made fun of Cliff's memory or when they showed 'Cliffy' windsurfing? The 3 of them were having too much fun.

Merton
01-22-2008, 05:52 AM
I am pretty sure they were talking about Kent Carlsson from the description of the forehand topspin.

trixtah
01-22-2008, 06:44 AM
It's getting funny listening to them as the tournament progresses :p

"and you're nicknamed 'Killer'"
"fair point"

lol

ufokart
01-23-2008, 12:04 AM
Yep, i agree, he was probably talking about Kent Carlsson, not Kenneth Carlsen :lol:

l_mac
01-23-2008, 12:07 AM
PMK is Innocent will not be happy.

michellej
01-23-2008, 12:26 AM
I finally looked to see what kind of player Cliff was back in the day. Surprised at how average his record was.

Here's his final/title record

SINGLES CAREER TITLES (5): 1968--Gstaad; 1971--Miami WCT, Brussels; 1974--Miami WCT; 1978--Baltimore FINALIST (10): 1968--Hamburg; 1971--Louisville WCT, Boston WCT; 1972--Richmond WCT, Miami WCT, Las Vegas WCT, Alamo WCT; 1975--Houston; 1976--Barcelona WCT, Johannesburg WCT

DOUBLES CAREER TITLES (6): 1970--Gstaad; 1972--Cleveland WCT, US Open; 1975--Cincinnati, Montreal / Toronto; 1979--Dayton FINALIST (15): 1968--Los Angeles; 1970--Montreal / Toronto; 1971--Barcelona WCT; 1972--Vancouver WCT; 1973--Munich WCT; 1975--Las Vegas, San Antonio WCT, Memphis, Atlanta WCT, World Doubles WCT, Dallas WCT, Los Angeles; 1976--Washington WCT; 1979--Baltimore WCT, Rancho Mirage

michellej
01-23-2008, 12:28 AM
He was talking about Kent Carlsen

Action Jackson
01-23-2008, 12:38 AM
Get it right Tennis Fool, it was Kent Carlsson, not Kenneth Carlsen. Carlsen actually won an event in Memphis, one is Danish, the other Swedish.

One couldn't play and the other couldn't play anything else. One played into this 30s and was left handed and one right handed and retired at 20.

rocketassist
01-23-2008, 12:47 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

TF you crack me up, sonny jim.

lavar78
01-23-2008, 01:02 AM
I cracked up at that. God, I am loving this tournament and ESPN's coverage! I can't believe they finally got a clue.