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what happened to kent carlsson?!

Ays25
06-03-2006, 03:56 AM
i remember that when i was a kid, i saw some of his matches on eurosport around 1987-1988 he was a superb baseliner.. and then he dissapeared.
funnily today i learned that he was born on 1968 and not 1958 :confused:
so why he gave up at the age of 20 when he was so succesfull? a big injury?

MrGasa
06-07-2006, 12:45 PM
He had severe problems with knees, had several operations but couldn't recover.

Action Jackson
06-08-2006, 05:37 AM
Kent Carlsson had a huge grunt, reverse kicking serves, roundarm passing shots, deadly lobs and dropshots, but 5 knee operations on the left knee before he was 22 and he retired. He made #8 in the world in 1988 and was on the way up, then the injuries continued.

He first hurt his knee at Indian Wells, so no it's not only Rebound Ace that allegedly causes injuries.

He now races horses.

Ays25
06-08-2006, 11:17 AM
thanks for the answers guys.
what a shame.. looking at his results.. he could have been a roland garros champion

Action Jackson
06-08-2006, 11:19 AM
thanks for the answers guys.
what a shame.. looking at his results.. he could have been a roland garros champion

Got heaps more info about him, but he had RG champ all over him especially in the years between 89 and 93.

rod99
10-28-2006, 04:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U53HIll8e9g

this is the only footage i could find of carlsson. there is some highlights at both the beginning and end of the video. this was slightly b/f my time but it's a shame this guy had so many knee injuries. did he originally injure his knee playing? i know he was a big time junior.

Voo de Mar
10-29-2006, 02:50 AM
It's nice to see Kent Carlsson from the past with old-fashioned hairstyle ;)
I've never seen him on action "live" :sad:

Tennis Fool
10-30-2006, 12:46 AM
It's nice to see Kent Carlsson from the past with old-fashioned hairstyle ;)
I've never seen him on action "live" :sad:

I think George used to have an autographed photo of him as his avatar.

superlópez
11-26-2006, 04:24 PM
Kent Carlsson had a huge grunt, reverse kicking serves, roundarm passing shots, deadly lobs and dropshots, but 5 knee operations on the left knee before he was 22 and he retired. He made #8 in the world in 1988 and was on the way up, then the injuries continued.

He first hurt his knee at Indian Wells, so no it's not only Rebound Ace that allegedly causes injuries.

He know races horses.

Hi everybody.

I remember Carlsson defenting Emilio Sánchez-Vicario both in Hilversum and in Kithbuel -needless to say i watched it on TV- , and also, winning in Barcelona, in four sets against a young Muster. He was like a human backboard, in addition to the aforemention.

Action Jackson
11-27-2006, 03:20 AM
I think George used to have an autographed photo of him as his avatar.

I think you would be right.

Kolya
03-15-2007, 01:51 AM
Sorry to ask, what is a reverse kick serve?