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Peter Lundgren as a tennis player

BHH1988
04-11-2005, 12:28 AM
Does anyone have any pics of him as a player. I really wonder what he used to look like, cause he doesn't look like a tennis player right now. Does anyone know what he was like tennis-wise and character-wise? I'm curious.

ktwtennis
04-11-2005, 01:28 AM
I'm also curious...Anyone?

Devotee
04-11-2005, 03:43 AM
Lundgren used to be very slim, good-looking and had a long Borg-style haircut!
He suddenly started climbing the rankings. Girls were eyeing him.

What a turnaround! Something happened to this guy to bring about such a transformation to what he is now!

Fedex
04-11-2005, 03:52 AM
Lundgren used to be very slim, good-looking and had a long Borg-style haircut!
He suddenly started climbing the rankings. Girls were eyeing him.

What a turnaround! Something happened to this guy to bring about such a transformation to what he is now!
That tends to happen to athletes after they retire, although maybe not quite as extreme as Lundgren. :lol:

Action Jackson
04-11-2005, 04:45 AM
As a player Peter was a very talented player and had some very good strokes, and had a reputation as an upset artist, but dedication was never his strong point as a player, he could have been a top 10-20 player consistently if he showed more dedication to training. He played his best tennis on the faster surfaces.

He was going to be the Swiss DC captain when Peter Carter died, but as he wasn't a Swiss citizen they didn't give it him and he helped Marc Rosset initially.

Peter is a bit of a rocker and likes the rock and metal music and his father was a very good musician.

MissMoJo
04-11-2005, 04:53 AM
What a turnaround! Something happened to this guy to bring about such a transformation to what he is now!
My guess would be complex carbohydrates

Devotee
04-11-2005, 04:55 AM
My guess would be complex carbohydrates


Does anybody know if Lundgren is diabetic?

Action Jackson
04-11-2005, 04:58 AM
Does anybody know if Lundgren is diabetic?

The answer is no, look at Mancini he got fat after he retired it happens to heaps of players.

World Beater
04-11-2005, 05:25 AM
lundgren's daughter is diabetic though

BHH1988
04-11-2005, 05:31 AM
no pictures then?

uNIVERSE mAN
04-11-2005, 05:33 AM
That tends to happen to athletes after they retire, although maybe not quite as extreme as Lundgren. :lol:

Remember Yevgeny? He's retired for about a year and turned into a pig.

Action Jackson
04-11-2005, 06:17 AM
lundgren's daughter is diabetic though

One of my friends brothers has down syndrome, but the rest of the family don't have down syndrome.

It could have come from the mothers side of the family.

Action Jackson
04-11-2005, 06:18 AM
no pictures then?

I got them, but can't be bothered scanning them.

safdem
04-11-2005, 07:31 AM
i wanna see how he once looked :D

Action Jackson
04-11-2005, 07:32 AM
i wanna see how he once looked :D

Same as now except skinnier.

Becarina
04-11-2005, 07:34 AM
Same as now except skinnier.


seems like he has a large head...funny on a skinny body no?

Action Jackson
04-11-2005, 07:37 AM
seems like he has a large head...funny on a skinny body no?

Just for you I will find someone that can measure his headsize.

Becarina
04-11-2005, 07:39 AM
Just for you I will find someone that can measure his headsize.


that would be swell ;)

MissMoJo
04-11-2005, 07:43 AM
Does anybody know if Lundgren is diabetic?
uhmm.....my post wasn't about any illness he may have. Just that carbs combined with a less active lifestyle usually leads to a fat ass, and Lundgren certainly doesn't break the mold.

the cat
04-11-2005, 04:09 PM
Peter was in very good shape as a tennis player back in the 1980's. :tennis: He moved well on the court but his problem as a tennis player is that he was very inconsistent.

Jenrios
04-11-2005, 07:54 PM
I actually have a video of him playing Lendl at Wimbledon in 89. He very nearly caused an upset. Yes, I know Lendl always had a hard time at Wimbledon, but he usually made the semis or final. Peter did indeed have Borglike hair, with a headband, blonde with the odd curl. I wouldn't exactly say he was in great shape in 89. In their only other meeting, he actually beat Lendl - in 88, in September - when Lendl had should probs. He had an explosive game against Lendl. Lendl couldn't handle his serve. He served for a 2 sets to love lead, but Lendl calwed his way back. Peter's play was somewhat erratic that day.

vogus
04-11-2005, 10:57 PM
Lundgren had a reputation for being one of the hardest partiers on the tour - he was a sex, drugs and rock n roll guy who was known to sometimes stay out all night even when he had a match the next day.

NATAS81
04-11-2005, 10:59 PM
Aside from the off court stuff, what exactly was the key to Lundgren beating some of the better players in his day?

IE: FH, BH, SRV, etc..

This could give us some insight on what he's trying to influence into Safin.

MissMoJo
04-11-2005, 11:21 PM
He moved well on the court but his problem as a tennis player is that he was very inconsistent.
Lundgren had a reputation for being one of the hardest partiers on the tour - he was a sex, drugs and rock n roll guy who was known to sometimes stay out all night even when he had a match the next day
He must see himself in Marat

NATAS81
04-12-2005, 12:03 AM
Yeah, let's give Safin a coach who was a partier and had little concentration on the game back in his hay-day. I'm sure that'll really help Safin's mental instability. rofl

Action Jackson
04-12-2005, 05:08 AM
Yeah, let's give Safin a coach who was a partier and had little concentration on the game back in his hay-day. I'm sure that'll really help Safin's mental instability. rofl

Considering he got Rios a very strong-willed character from the 50s to inside the top 10. He groomed Federer for what he is today and he has done well with Marat, so his partying shouldn't be a problem. At the same time he knows what he didn't do when he was a player and passes that on to his players.