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Mats Wilander - This is Your Life

09-20-2010, 12:29 PM
I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the "Blast From the Past" forum, but since the video is mostly in Swedish, I thought here would be most appropriate.

Mats Wilander was the guest recently on the Swedish television programme, Här är ditt liv, and the video is viewable online for the next month:,p112374,1,f,-1

Most of it is in Swedish but there is a fair amount in English when Mats' wife, Sonya, and children are interviewed, as well as several other friends. Mats has four very nice looking children!

There are also some English excerpts when the French chair umpire from Mats' famous semi-final against Clerc in the FO when he insists on replaying match point says a few words on tape, as does Clerc. And the show is wrapped up with a tape of John McEnroe singing a verse from Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door with his own lyrics about he and Mats, followed by the studio band finishing the song with Mats joining on guitar and vocals.

Of other interest to tennis fans, in the audience are Hans Simonsson, Joakin Nyström and Anders Järryd reminiscing from the Team SIAB days; a photo is shown of Mats with ex-girlfriend Annette Olsen with the comment that she is now married to Stefan Edberg; and Mats is questioned about the 1995 cocaine charge.

I only understand a very little bit of Swedish, but not enough to get some of the best stories and details that cause the most giggles from the crowd.

Would anyone be willing to translate a transcript of the show? It's nearly 1 1/2 hours long, but probably at least a third of it is in English.